2016 News

June 21, 2016

Senior Attorney Chris Waddell to Speak at National Association of Public Pension Attorneys Conference

Chris Waddell, a Senior Attorney who heads the firm's Public Retirement Law practice, will be making a presentation at the Legal Education Conference of the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys (NAPPA) on June 21, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana on the subject of "Fiduciary Duty—What do You and Your Board Members Need to Know?" Mr. Waddell has been a NAPPA member for 18 years and has served as the Chair of the Investment Section and Co-Chair of the Fiduciary Section.


June 3, 2016

A Glimpse Into Election Year Legal Work

Behind the camera-ready political candidates flooding the airwaves and hitting the campaign stops this election season is an army of political lawyers trying to ensure that their clients comply with an array of election and campaign finance laws. Richard Rios, a partner with Olson Hagel & Fishburn and the current president of the California Political Attorneys Association, recently spoke with The Recorder about all the legal work that goes on during the election season.

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april 8, 2016

Olson, Hagel attorneys author article for PORAC Law Enforcement News Magazine

Diane Fishburn, former partner and now of counsel to Olson, Hagel & Fishburn, partner Lacey Keys, and senior associate Emily Andrews recently published an article in the PORAC Law Enforcement News magazine regarding campaign finance laws. Titled "New PAC Reporting and Disclaimer Requirements," the article provides guidance regarding recent changes in campaign finance regulations and laws along with tips for conducting a PAC compliance checkup. PORAC is the largest statewide labor union representing law enforcement throughout California. Keys and Andrews will discuss requirements related to associations' PAC activities and reporting at the Advanced Political Action seminar to held by PORAC later this year.


april 4, 2016

Lacey Keys Becomes Partner in the Firm

On March 1, 2016, attorney Lacey E. Keys became a partner of the firm. Ms. Keys has been with the firm since 2009 and is a member of the firm's political counseling unit and regularly advises clients compliance with state and federal campaign, election, lobbying and governmental ethics laws. Olson Hagel & Fishburn, LLP is one of California's leading political and government law firms, with offices in Sacramento and Long Beach.


january 26, 2016

Senior Attorney Chris Waddell Participates in Comprehensive Governance Review of New York City Pension Systems' Investment Operations

On January 26, 2016, the New York Times reported that New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer had commissioned an independent review of the Bureau of Asset Management, which invests $160 billion on behalf of the City's five retirement systems. The team from Funston Advisory Services, which conducted the review, included Olson Hagel & Fishburn, LLP Senior Attorney Chris Waddell, who heads the firm's Public Retirement Law practice. Funston's 398 page report identified more than 200 recommendations, and Comptroller Stringer has announced that he is working with the Boards of the five systems to develop a plan for their implementation.

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january 12, 2016

Partner Rich Miadich is the Firm's New Managing Partner

On January 1, 2016, partner Richard C. Miadich assumed the role of Managing Partner of the firm. Miadich, who has been with the firm since 2005, heads the firm's litigation practice and regularly advises clients on matters concerning state and local government law, election law, and drafting ballot measures. Olson Hagel & Fishburn, LLP is one of California's leading political and government law firms, with offices in Sacramento and Long Beach.