Greene & Roberts LLP's political law practice represents candidates for public office, campaign committees, political action committees, donors, and initiative/referendum/recall committees regarding elections and political law matters. The Firm is experienced in handling suits against public agencies, involving constitutional or statutory disputes regarding campaign finance and elections matters, and in defending against the claims of private parties and governmental agencies in cases involving elections law, application of the Political Reform Act and Federal Elections Act, the First Amendment, and other constitutional law issues, employment and other anti-discrimination laws, and libel and slander claims arising in the context of political activities.
Political and elections law matters involving government entities in which the Firm and its attorneys have been involved include ballot access issues, elections, recalls, initiatives, and the public and private enforcement of campaign finance laws. Our attorneys routinely advise candidates, campaign treasurers, and PAC's regarding state and federal campaign finance issues. The Firm has considerable experience in the areas of defamation, privacy, public access, public meetings, Brown Act claims, public records matters, and employment issues facing political campaigns and associations.
The Firm also counsels candidates regarding issues pertaining to campaign-related asset protection measures, insurance programs applicable to political organizations, and employment and independent contractor matters relating to the conduct of professionally run political campaigns. Our attorneys have represented numerous candidates for state and federal legislative office, statewide constitutional office, and local elected offices. Our extensive familiarity and experience with the political process and the day-to-day legal issues that arise in the context of political campaigns and the political process has, time and again, proved to be an invaluable resource to our clients.
The partners in our Firm are seasoned, veteran political attorneys in California. James F. Sweeney served as former Chief Counsel to the California Secretary of State and Senior Policy Consultant to the California State Assembly Republican Caucus, and Stephen J. Greene, Jr. served as former Assistant General Counsel of the California Resources Agency, Senior Consultant on Rules to the California State Assembly Republican Caucus, and Parliamentarian of the California Republican Party. The depth and scope of our Firm's political and legal experience is unmatched.