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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.
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.
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.
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.
Nielsen Merksamer Co-Chairs National Political Law Conference for 39th Consecutive Year
Nielsen Merksamer attorneys will again co-chair and serve as faculty for conference in Washington D.C. on “Corporate Political Activities 2017: Complying with Campaign Finance, Lobbying and Ethics Laws” on September 7 and 8.
Nielsen Merksamer Attorneys Recognized As 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers/Rising Stars
Nielsen Merksamer is pleased to announce that Steve Merksamer has been named a Northern California Super Lawyer and Chris Skinnell and Elli Abdoli were named Northern California Rising Stars for 2017.
Nielsen Merksamer Publishes National Campaign Finance Compendium at Ethics Conference
Nielsen Merksamer participated in the 2016 Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL) conference, held this December in New Orleans, Louisiana. COGEL is the trade association of federal, state, local, and now international government ethics agencies.
Nielsen Merksamer Files Amicus Brief Urging Supreme Court to Accept Major Indian Gaming Case
On November 23, Nielsen Merksamer litigators filed a brief on behalf of the California State Association of Counties and Amador County, California, asking the United States Supreme Court to grant certiorari in Citizens Against Reservation Shopping v. Jewell, #16-572.
Art Scotland Named to the CCJSCA Hall of Fame
In November of 2016, Justice Arthur Scotland, of counsel at Nielsen Merksamer, was named to the Hall of Fame of the Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, in recognition of his “notable and extraordinary service” to the organization. He is one of only thirteen individuals to have been inducted into that body in the CCJSCA’s 36-year existence.