Meyers Nave Selects Eric Casher as Chair of the Municipal & Special District Law Practice Group
Meyers Nave proudly announces the selection of Principal Eric Casher as Chair of the Municipal & Special District Law Practice Group. In this role, Eric manages a practice group with more than three decades of experience serving as City Attorney for municipalities and General Counsel for Special Districts throughout California. Eric joined Meyers Nave in 2010 and was elevated to Principal in 2018, the same year he also became Chair of the Diversity Committee. “Eric is an outstanding attorney and we welcome him as valuable member of the leadership team that guides the future of our firm, mentors the professional development of our Associates, and inspires our commitment to provide the best service to our clients,” said David Skinner, Managing Principal of Meyers Nave.
Eric has been assisting public entities, businesses and non-profit organizations with legal and regulatory matters throughout California for over 10 years. His comprehensive experience includes public law, ethics, conflicts of interest, workplace investigations, construction litigation, and all aspects of public contract procurement including competitive bidding, prevailing wage and public-private partnerships. Early in his career, Eric demonstrated his legal knowledge and litigation skills by successfully representing a public agency in a published California Court of Appeals decision that remains a leading case in California public contract law. Eric currently serves as City Attorney for the City of Pinole, a city of approximately 19,000 residents located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and General Counsel of the East Bay Dischargers Authority, a joint powers agency consisting of five local agencies that manages wastewater treatment and disposal for a population of approximately 900,000. Eric advises these clients on all legal matters affecting governance, decision-making, daily operations and long-term policy.
Eric’s record of excellent work for our clients and strong leadership at Meyers Nave extends to the many ways that he helps advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout the legal profession and his dedication to public service and giving back to the community. Eric currently serves as President of ChangeLawyers (formerly the California Bar Foundation) after serving as Vice President from 2016-2018. He also currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Charles Houston Bar Association, where he previously served as President, Vice President, General Counsel, and Special Assistant to the President. Eric is a member of the Legal Advocacy Committee of the City Attorneys’ Department of the League of California Cities and an Ex-Officio member of the League of California Cities’ Fair Political Practices Commission Committee. From 2013-2017, Eric served as a Commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an appointment by then Attorney General Kamala Harris. In April 2019, UC Hastings College of the Law recognized Eric as a “Gamechanger” whose work “impacts local, national and global policy and law.”