Practice Areas

As part of our ongoing commitment to our clients, the attorneys at Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP apply their experience and expertise to cover a range of practice areas. Our attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of particular areas of the law including:

Elections, Initiatives & Referenda

The firm's political law attorneys possess wide experience in complex election law issues. The firm offers advice on compliance with election laws including laws affecting state and local ballot measures. It provides representation for clients pursuing or defending legal actions under the California Elections Code and local election ordinances including litigation of ballot measure issues.

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Campaign Finance Laws/ Reporting Services

Our firm leverages its substantial experience with federal, state and local campaign finance law to advise clients. The firm's attorneys participated in the drafting of California's state campaign finance provisions and regularly advise candidates, committees and donors on its requirements.

The firm provides a unique combination of legal and campaign reporting services to assure compliance with the reporting procedures of state and federal law, including the California Political Reform Act and the Federal Election Campaign Act. Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP assists a wide range of clients, including candidates, political action committees, non-profit organizations and major donors in complying with complex campaign reporting prohibitions and requirements under federal, state and local laws.

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Litigation & Appeals

Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP is a leader in litigation involving the political process and governmental organization. The firm's attorneys bring over 60 years of combined experience in the field. Olson Hagel & Fishburn has an excellent record in diverse areas of litigation.

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Government Law & Administrative Practice

The attorneys in Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP's Government Law and Administrative Practice Unit provide advice and representation to private citizens, government agencies, and public officials in matters involving state and local open meeting laws, public records laws, and the California Administrative Procedure Act.

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Lobby Reporting and Advice, Conflicts of Interest, Ethics

Our firm has extensive experience in all aspects of ethics and conflict of interest law. Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP provides advice on compliance with complex federal, state and local ethics, conflict of interest, gift limits and revolving door laws and regulations (including preparation of financial disclosure statements and representation in enforcement actions).

The firm also assists lobbyists, lobbying firms, and lobbyist employers regarding compliance with and reporting to federal, state and local governments.

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Public Retirement Law

The Public Retirement Law practice at Olson Hagel & Fishburn is dedicated to providing cutting edge legal advice, representation and consulting services to California’s state and local public retirement systems. 

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