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October 13, 2021

Rick R. Olivarez Honors Ambassador Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón at NALEO Edward R. Roybal Legacy Celebration

OMLO Partner Rick R. Olivarez had the honor of helping present the 2021 Edward R. Roybal Award for Outstanding Public Service to Ambassador Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón, Chief of Staff to First Lady Jill Biden, at ...... Read More

September 29, 2021

Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds: Planning, Implementation and Compliance Update

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act included $350 billion in emergency funding for state, local and territorial and tribal governments, known as the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (“SLFRF”). The first tranche ...... Read More

September 27, 2021

OMLO Named to 2021 List of “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For” by Los Angeles Business Journal

OMLO is pleased to announce that the Firm has been selected to appear in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2021 list of the “Most Admired Law Firms to Work For.” This prestigious annual list selectively ...... Read More

September 20, 2021

Time is Running Out to Comply with SB 1383 and New CalRecycle Regulations

California law as amended by SB 1383, which becomes effective on January 1, 2022, requires that cities adopt organic waste disposal and procurement regulations. This requirement is meant to help achieve the state’s climate goals and ...... Read More

September 16, 2021

Update: Assembly Bill 361

Updated September 17, 2021: AB 361 has been signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom. OMLO will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available. If you have any questions ...... Read More

September 15, 2021

OMLO Partner Tom Madruga Named to Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s 2021 “Top 100” List

OMLO is pleased to announce that Tom Madruga has been selected to the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal’s coveted “Top 100” list. The annual supplement spotlights 100 leading attorneys in California and highlights ...... Read More

September 15, 2021

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: How Mendez v. Westminster School District of Orange County Ended Segregation in California Schools

As a certified minority-owned law firm, OMLO is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Below, Rodolfo Estrada in our Education Practice shares the story of nine-year-old Sylvia Mendez—a young girl who helped end segregated schools ...... Read More

September 10, 2021

Jamie Hernández Obtains Summary Judgement in Favor of Colton Joint Unified School District

OMLO attorney Jaime Hernández successfully argued the Colton Joint Unified School District’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the matter of Zlaket v. Colton Joint Unified School District. The Court summarily granted judgment in favor of ...... Read More

August 30, 2021

OMLO Partner Tom Madruga Selected as a “Visionary” by L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine

OMLO is proud to announce that our Partner Tom Madruga has been selected to appear in the L.A. Times B2B Publishing Business of Law Magazine as a 2021 “Visionary.” This designation honors a select group ...... Read More

August 25, 2021

Tom Madruga Selected to “2021 Best of California” by American Academy of Attorneys

OMLO is pleased to announce that Tom Madruga, Senior Partner and head of OMLO’s Litigation Practice Group, has been selected to the American Academy of Attorneys’ “2021 Best of California” list for his excellence in ...... Read More

August 24, 2021

New Law AB 1475 Prohibits Law Enforcement from Posting Certain Booking Photos on Social Media Platforms

On July 23, 2021, AB 1475 was signed into law. AB 1475 was authored by Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, who had noticed an alarming trend of police and sheriff’s departments posting mugshots online in order ...... Read More

August 18, 2021

COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles Outdoor Masking Requirement for Mega Events

In an effort to slow the increase in and level of transmission of COVID-19 currently being seen in Los Angeles County, the LA County Department of Public Health (“DPH”) has issued an outdoor mask requirement ...... Read More