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May 1, 2023

OMLO’s Christine Hsu Presents on Controversial Topics and Educator Rights, Providing Guidance for Administrators

Dr. Stephen Nellman, Superintendent of Centinela Valley Union High School District, and OMLO Partner Christine Hsu will speak in a session titled “Controversial Topics and Educator Rights: Guidance for Administrators,” part of the Association of California ...... Read More

April 7, 2023

Proposed Rule Would Prevent Categoric Bans on Transgender Athletes in School Sports While Giving Schools Discretion to Limit Participation

On April 6, 2023, the Biden administration proposed a new rule that would prevent total bans on transgender athletes in school sports, but would allow carveouts for some restrictions at the discretion of schools. The ...... Read More

March 23, 2023

U.S. Supreme Court Rules For Deaf Student in Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on Perez v. Sturgis Public Schools, unanimously ruling 9-0 that families will not have to exhaust the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ...... Read More

March 6, 2023

Celebrating Women’s History Month and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard’s 30 Years of Distinguished Service

OMLO proudly celebrates Women’s History Month during the month of March. As we draw inspiration from the countless women who are helping to advance equality and justice in California, across the country, and around the ...... Read More

February 28, 2023

OMLO Nominated for Los Angeles Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Symposium & Awards

OMLO is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected as a nominee for Company of the Year at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2023 Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Symposium & Awards. These awards ...... Read More

February 15, 2023

OMLO’s Elana Rivkin-Haas and Susie Altamirano Present on Recent Expansion of the Levine Act

OMLO attorneys Elana Rivkin-Haas and Susie Altamirano will be presenting on the recent expansion of the Levine Act during a Zoom luncheon on February 16, 2023. This event, “The Levine Act Expansion and Senate Bill ...... Read More

January 23, 2023

Los Angeles Business Journal Names Rick R. Olivarez to “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” for Second Year

The firm is pleased to congratulate founding and managing partner Rick R. Olivarez on his inclusion in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Leaders of Influence: Minority Attorneys” list for 2023. This is Rick’s second consecutive ...... Read More

January 10, 2023

Rick R. Olivarez, Tom Madruga Named to 2023 Southern California “Super Lawyers” List

​​​​OMLO is proud to announce that partners Rick R. Olivarez and Tom Madruga have been named to the 2023 Southern California “Super Lawyers” list by Thomson Reuters. Rick was recognized for his work in the ...... Read More

January 3, 2023

2023 Legislative Update for School Districts

The following laws related to education were created or modified during the 2022 year and are already affecting or will affect California school districts in 2023 and beyond. If you have questions on any of ...... Read More

December 20, 2022

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen Publishes Article on Property Law and the Transformation of Seattle’s Terrain in The American Surveyor

OMLO Partner Lloyd Pilchen’s article “Property Law and the Transformation of Seattle’s Terrain” was published in the November/December 2022 issue of The American Surveyor, a leading publication on land use, surveying, and global positioning technology. ...... Read More

October 18, 2022

Campaign Donation Restrictions Expand to Local California Elected Officials

Senate Bill 1439 (“SB 1439”) significantly impacts campaign contributions to local elected officials and gives rise to new potential conflicts of interest. Effective January 1, 2023, SB 1439 extends existing prohibitions on campaign contributions under ...... Read More

October 10, 2022

New Law AB 2449 Modifies Brown Act Teleconferencing Procedures

On September 13, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 2449 (“AB 2449”) into law. Effective January 1, 2023, AB 2449 establishes four periods with differing options for remote access to, and member attendance ...... Read More