Criminal Defense

California Government Code Section 1090 (“Section 1090”) – which prohibits public officials and public employees from “making” public contracts in which they have a financial interest – is notoriously vague, broad, and malleable. The California Legislature recently aggravated those troublesome qualities by expanding Section 1090...

Recently universities have struggled to reexamine their obligations under the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Civil Rights’ “Dear Colleague Letter,” which emphasized that avoiding discrimination against women requires aggressive and effective responses to sexual assault on campus. Across the country, schools have tried to...

People make mistakes.  Sometimes mistakes lead to criminal convictions and a criminal record.  This may prevent you from getting a job, getting into school, obtaining a bank loan, and other benefits.  Many employers conduct criminal background checks.  Recently Ken White wrote about how people with federal...