Richard R. Rios is the managing partner with Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP's political compliance unit which assists clients in navigating the complex laws that govern the political process. He advises clients on state and federal campaign finance, election, ethics, and other laws affecting electoral, campaign, and legislative activity.
Mr. Rios' clients include state and federal candidates and political committees, professional associations, labor unions, nonprofit organizations, political parties, individuals and businesses. Mr. Rios also counsels lobbyists, lobbyist employers, and lobbying firms regarding compliance with disclosure and gift laws.
Mr. Rios was recently elected by his peers to serve as a member of the Executive Board of the California Political Attorneys Association. He is a member of the Association's Legislation and Regulatory Committee which comments on and assists in drafting proposed statutory and regulatory changes to the California Political Reform Act.
Before joining Olson Hagel & Fishburn, Mr. Rios served as a senior advisor to Assembly Speaker Herb Wesson and other state legislators and was a field coordinator for several legislative campaigns. Mr. Rios earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Redlands and his law degree from the University of California at Davis School of Law.