Governance / Brown Act / Conflict of Interest

We are increasingly called upon to provide general support and advice to our clients related to public perception and inquiries. In our twenty-year history, our attorneys have become experts in this area.

  • We address questions and make presentations to governing boards regarding the open meeting requirements under the Ralph M. Brown Act and the conduct of board meetings.
  • We prepare responses for our clients use to respond to Public Records Act requests.  We advise on whether certain records are exempt from disclosure and how to coordinate timely responses.
  • We provide detailed and protective conflict of interest training and advice to our public entity client staff members and Board members.