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Chapman University to Revisit the City of Bell Scandal

David Aleshire and Anthony Taylor will be among the panelists at a conference at Chapman University on, “The City of Bell Scandal Revisited.”  This conference on February 19, 2015 is free and open to the public, including lunch and an evening reception.  Panelists will include elected officials, academics, citizen activists and attorneys, and journalists

Founding Partner, Bill Wynder, Takes Two Year Leave to Serve Church in Ohio

Founding partner, William “Bill” Wynder, and his wife, Carol F. Wynder, have accepted a two-year assignment to serve as the Directors of the “Kirtland, Ohio, Visitor Center & Historic Sites,” for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the “Mormons”).  Bill and Carol will oversee the public exhibition of a visitor center and nine restored historic properties. 

Christy Marie Lopez Re-Elected President of SCAN NATOA

For the second time, Christy Marie Lopez, Senior Associate at Aleshire & Wynder, was elected President-Elect of the States of California and Nevada chapter of the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (“SCAN NATOA”).  Ms. Lopez served as President of SCAN NATOA during the 2013-2014 term, and will return to the position for the 2015-2016 term.

Julie Biggs to Speak on Brown Act and Public Records Act

Julie Hayward Biggs will be a featured panelist at the  2014 Public Records Act and Brown Act Conference.  The conference, which will be held on May 30, 2014 at Hastings School of Law, is sponsored by the State Bar of California.  Ms. Biggs will be presenting overviews of both the Brown Act and the Public Records Act for attorneys interested and practicing in those areas of law.  

June Ailin to Speak at LA County Bar Association Program on Local Economic Development

On February 12, 2014, the Land Use, Planning and Environment Subsection of the Los Angeles County Bar Association  will host a program titled, “Emerging Opportunities and Best Practices for Local Economic Development.”  The program will feature important updates on local economic development efforts, as well as changes in the law, including:

-Changes in Federal and State law affecting Economic Development

-Long-Range Property Management Plans and the wind-down of redevelopment agencies

-New City of Los Angeles initiatives to foster economic development; and

Equity Partner, Joseph W. Pannone, Appointed to League of California Cities’ City Attorney Dept Ethics Guide Subcommittee

Joe Pannone, the City Attorney for Baldwin Park, Bellflower and Lompoc, has been appointed to the League of California Cities’ City Attorney Department subcommittee charged with revising the League's guide for city attorney ethics.

That ad hoc committee regularly meets by conference calls to collaborate on making the guide a useful tool to help city attorneys be well equipped for dealing with day-to-day ethical issues they can sometimes face.

Founding Partner, Bill Wynder, Appointed to 2013 League of California Cities’ Policy Committees

Bill Wynder, the City Attorney in Carson and Cypress, was appointed to the League of California Cities’ Policy Committees for 2013. Wynder will serve on the Housing, Community and Economic Development sub-committee. Last week, the League held its first policy committee meetings of 2013.  “We feel that our city clients benefit from our service on the League’s policy committees,” Wynder said “because we are able to weigh in on issues that will shape future League policies and benefit our public clients.


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