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Published Articles

2019

Municipal and Special District Law

  • 5G Wireless: How It Changes Local Regulatory EnvironmentsJune 12, 2019Dominating the next generation of wireless technology, known as 5G, is a high-stakes competition taking place on a global scale. The FCC recently adopted a “Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order” that brings the impact of this global race to every local community. The Ruling is designed to facilitate rapid and expansive 5G rollout by limiting local government regulation of the ... read more
  • California Supreme Court Upholds Local Wireless Facility Rules, But the Debate Isn’t OverMay 6, 2019In the age of 4G LTE and the rise of 5G wireless technology, many local governments in California find themselves tasked with deciding how to regulate telecommunications facilities within their streets, often times at the expense of community aesthetics. The desire to preserve local control frequently results in a debate with telecommunications carriers about the boundaries of local authority and ... read more
  • Practical Tips for Negotiating Today’s Complex IT Services ContractsFebruary 28, 2019Information technology equipment and services are critical to every aspect of a public entity’s daily operation. For example, information technology is the foundation for providing free Wi-Fi in downtown areas, upgrading a police department’s dispatch system, creating large scale systems for public records data retention, and enhancing a city’s fiber-optic network to provide ultra-high ... read more

Commercial Litigation

  • SCOTUS Expands Statute of Limitations for FCA WhistleblowersMay 28, 2019Under the federal False Claims Act, a false claim action must be brought by whichever is later: (1) six years after the violation or (2) “3 years after the date when facts material to the right of action are known or reasonably should have been known by the official of the United States charged with responsibility to act in the circumstances, but in no event more than 10 years after the date on ... read more

Labor and Employment

Public Contracts