Britt Strottman Named One of California’s “Top 100 Lawyers”
Meyers Nave proudly announces that Principal Britt K. Strottman has been named to the Daily Journal’s list of the “Top 100 Lawyers” in California. The prestigious list recognizes “leading lawyers” who are “top in their field” and “doing cutting-edge legal work.” The list is a closely watched annual report of the most influential attorneys in California. The evaluators “are looking for impact” on clients, industries, society and the legal profession from attorneys who are working on “major issues of the day making state and national headlines.” The Daily Journal’s award article and interview with Britt are available here.
Local, State and National Impact: Describing Britt as Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s “chief nemesis,” the Daily Journal featured her high-profile work on behalf of the City of San Bruno regarding a deadly natural gas pipeline explosion. Britt helped uncover political corruption, criminal behavior, unethical relationships and illegal ex parte communications between the California Public Utilities Commission and Pacific Gas & Electric Company that shocked the citizens and legislators of California. In August 2016, a federal court jury convicted PG&E of one felony count of obstructing the federal probe of the blast and five felony counts of knowingly violating pipeline safety laws before and after the disaster.
- Britt’s work made California regulatory history in June 2016 when the Governor and lawmakers announced comprehensive reform measures to redefine and restructure the CPUC.
- Her work also impacted the nation as it helped awaken the U.S. to a health and safety crisis, which a USA Today headline described as “Look Out Below: Danger Lurks Underground from Aging Gas Pipes” and The New York Times warned “Beneath Cities: A Decaying Tangle of Gas Pipes.”
- Recognizing the City of San Bruno’s groundbreaking pursuit of PG&E and the CPUC, the City earned a Freedom of Information Award from the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.
- The Daily Journal also featured Britt’s work on behalf of Calaveras County and the cities of Carmel-by-the-Sea, San Carlos and San Luis Obispo.
Honoring Outstanding Work: Britt has more than 15 years of experience handling high-profile litigation, internal investigations, crisis management, and state and federal regulatory investigations on behalf of public and private clients. Her background includes serving as Senior Assistant Attorney General, Deputy District Attorney, and an executive in a crisis communications firm. She serves as Chair of Meyers Nave’s statewide Crisis Management Practice Group. Britt’s work has also led to the following accolades: