News & Publications

Initiative to Repeal Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act Is Headed for November 2018 Ballot

On April 23, proponents of repeal of the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act filed more than 588,000 petition signatures to place the initiative on the November 2018 statewide ballot.

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Recent Publications on Donor Disclosure Litigation and Sexual Abuse Legislation Involving Lobbyists

A Nielsen Merksamer attorney and senior researcher recently published articles addressing the possibility of retroactive disclosure of contributors to political nonprofits and additional disclosure, training and certification by lobbyists to address recent sexual abuse scandals.

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Nielsen Merksamer Presents Compendium of National Campaign Finance Litigation at Ethics Conference

Nielsen Merksamer participated in the 39th annual Council on Government Ethics Laws (“COGEL”) Conference held in Toronto, Canada from December 3 – 6, 2017.

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Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni Law Firm Announces Hiring Michelle Rubalcava, Esq.

Sacramento, CA, December 5, 2017 – Michelle Rubalcava, Esq. has joined Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni as senior counsel, working out of the firm’s Sacramento office effective December 1, it was announced today.

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Presentations on federal political law developments and enforcement priorities at client workshops and briefings.

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Co-Author of “Overview of Federal Campaign Finance Rules,” Corporate Political Activities: Complying With Campaign Finance, Lobbying & Ethics Laws (Practising Law Institute, Gross, Nielsen & Baran, eds., 2017).

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Essential Ethics: Nielsen Merksamer to Provide Political and Election Law Briefing

On Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, Nielsen Merksamer will host another “Essential Ethics” briefing for government affairs reps, GCs, and compliance officers in Sacramento.

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Nielsen Merksamer’s Moffatt, Oneto and Palmer Recognized by Sacramento Magazine as “2017 Top Lawyers”

Nielsen Merksamer – one of the preeminent political law, government law and lobbying firms in the country – today announced that Sacramento Magazine honored John J. Moffatt, Kurt Oneto and Benjamin Palmer as “2017 Top Lawyers” for Legislative & Governmental Affairs.

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Nielsen Merksamer Adds Three Accomplished Attorneys In Election, Political and Litigation Practice Areas

Nielsen Merksamer is pleased to welcome three new attorneys to its San Francisco Bay Area office, who will provide clients valuable experience and skills across key practice areas.

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Steve Merksamer Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Nielsen Merksamer is pleased to announce that the publication The Best Lawyers in America© selected Steve Merksamer for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an honor he has received every year since 2008.  Merksamer was chosen through an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluated their professional peers.

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