Harry Berezin joined Remcho, Johansen & Purcell in August 2012 as an associate. Mr. Berezin advises clients in drafting and qualifying initiatives and referenda on the state and local level and represents both proponents and opponents of ballot measures in related litigation. He also 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 and represents clients in government and constitutional litigation.
Since joining the firm, Mr. Berezin has defended local jurisdictions and political committees 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. Representative clients include Kern County, Stanislaus County, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, East Bay Municipal Utilities District, the California Teachers Association, and Yes on Napa Kids. 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 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.