LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of their expertise in federal, state and local election and campaign finance law, Kaufman Legal Group today announced that it has elevated two of its top attorneys, Stacey J. Shin and Joseph A. Guardarrama, to Shareholder status.
"Stacey and Joe are respected and acknowledged in the political and legal communities as leaders in their field," said Stephen J. Kaufman, Managing Shareholder of Kaufman Legal Group. "Their promotion to Shareholder reflects the firm's total confidence in them as senior professionals working with and responding to the needs of our clients."
Both Shin and Guardarrama are vital members of Kaufman Legal Group and are key to expanding the firm's practice and solidifying the future of the firm, which offers a full spectrum of legal services connected to the political process at the federal, state and local levels.
Shin joined Kaufman Legal Group in 2010, following a stint as legal counsel to the then-Chairman of the Federal Election Commission. She advises candidates, officeholders, labor unions, ballot measure committees, major donors, independent expenditure committees and other political organizations on compliance with federal, state and local campaign finance, election and governmental ethics laws. She also counsels lobbying organizations and lobbying firms on compliance with lobbying laws.
Shin received her law degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
Guardarrama joined Kaufman Legal Group in 2011. He advises candidates, ballot measure campaigns, public officials, and a wide spectrum of private sector clients in the areas of campaign finance law, lobbying compliance, conflicts of interest and governmental ethics. Guardarrama brings a unique blend of private practice experience and service as a public official to the firm's practice, having previously served as a Planning Commissioner in the City of West Hollywood.
Guardarrama earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of California, Irvine and his law degree, cum laude, from Loyola Law School. He recently served on the City of West Hollywood's Ethics Reform Task Force, and is a current Board Member of the California Political Attorneys Association.
About Kaufman Legal Group
With offices in Los Angeles and Sacramento, Kaufman Legal Group offers a full spectrum of legal services connected to the political process at the federal, state and local levels. The firm advises elected officials, candidates, ballot measure campaigns, labor unions, corporations, non-profits, major donors, political parties, PACs and government agencies on campaign finance, election and governmental ethics laws. For more information, visit KaufmanLegalGroup.com.
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