Shartsis Friese’s Government Representation Practice focuses on the representation of governmental agencies, constitutional officers, municipalities, and state universities across a variety of litigation matters. Often tapped to serve as lead counsel in high stakes litigation, Shartsis Friese has represented the State of California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Insurance Commissioner, the Regents of the University of California, the California Department of Health and Human Services, the County of Alameda, the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, the City of Richmond, and the Hawaii Department of Education, among others.
Because of its deep experience in representing government clients, Shartsis Friese is uniquely attuned to, and adept at managing, the particular statutory, regulatory, institutional, and political issues implicated by litigation involving public officeholders and government agencies. Shartsis Friese’s litigators are also mindful of the budget difficulties confronting virtually all public entities and work with its government clients to manage litigations as cost effectively as possible.
Shartsis Friese welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with “in-house” government attorneys on litigation matters and establish productive working relationships that allow for each case’s needs to be address with flexibility and efficiency. These collaborative relationships run the gamut from Shartsis Friese serving as lead trial counsel to Shartsis Friese serving exclusively as backroom support for cases being litigated by government attorneys.