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Harry Berezin

Attorney

Harry Berezin joined Remcho, Johansen & Purcell in August 2012 as an associate. Mr. Berezin represents clients in government and constitutional litigation and advises clients on compliance with the full panoply of campaign finance, lobbying, ethics, and conflict of interest laws.  Mr. Berezin also focuses on state and local redistricting issues.

Since joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Berezin has defended local and county jurisdictions in government and election-related litigation as well as state and local candidates and committees against enforcement actions commenced by the Fair Political Practices Commission and other enforcement agencies.  He also advises clients on compliance with election, campaign reporting, lobbying, conflict of interest and other ethics laws.  Representative clients include Kern County, Stanislaus County, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, and the California Teachers Assocation.  Mr. Berezin also advises attorneys regarding the rules of professional conduct.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Berezin was a law clerk with Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, where he assisted clients in matters of redistricting, constitutional litigation, and political compliance.  From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Berezin worked as a staff assistant and constituent services representative for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. During law school, Mr. Berezin externed for Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California and worked as a legal intern for Sosnick Cobbe Sports.

Mr. Berezin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., summa cum laude, 2005) and Stanford Law School (J.D., 2011).  He was admitted to the California Bar in 2011.

 

Education

  • University of Pensylvania (B.A. 2005)
    • summa cum laude
  • Stanford University (J.D. 2011)

Admissions

  • California

Representative Cases

  • County of Colusa v. Douglas , (2014) 227 Cal.App.4th 1123.
    Successfully represented 19 counties in challenge to the State of California's efforts to shift financial responsibilities for certain mental health services from the State to the counties.  
  • Lee v. City of Los Angeles, No. CV 12-06618-CBM (C.D. Cal.) (ongoing).
    Successfully defended the City of Los Angeles's 2012 Redistricting Ordinance against a lawsuit challenging the boundaries created for City Council Districts 8, 9, and 10 on the grounds that district boundaries violated the Federal and State Constitutions, and the Los Angeles City Charter.