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Emmanuelle Soichet

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Emmanuelle SoichetOf Counsel510.808.2000Bio PDF


Emmanuelle (Emma) Soichet is Of Counsel in the Municipal and Special District Law Practice Group. She brings an extensive background in government service to the municipalities, special districts, and public agencies of all types that she serves at Meyers Nave.

Prior to joining Meyers Nave, Emma served as Deputy City Attorney for the City of Berkeley and Deputy Attorney General in the Government Law Section in the California Department of Justice, which she joined after clerking for the Honorable Gilbert Merritt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable John T. Nixon of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Before becoming a lawyer, Emma served as Communications Director for the Los Angeles Unified School District Board President and as a Press Deputy and Speechwriter for former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Emma’s comprehensive scope of public law expertise includes Public Records Act, Brown Act, Political Reform Act, ethics and conflicts of interest, drafting regulations and ordinances, constitutional law, public contracting, general municipal liability and litigation, elections and ballot initiatives.


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