Kaufman was singled out for the honor in large part due to his firm's defense of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra who, with Kaufman's guidance, defeated a claim by a Republican opponent that he was ineligible to hold the office of Attorney General.
In high-stakes litigation that could have jeopardized Becerra's standing as the leading advocate for the people of California against the Trump administration's policies on health care, the environment and immigration, Kaufman successfully fought off the claim that Becerra was ineligible to serve as Attorney General because he was an inactive member of the bar while serving in Congress. The case went all the way to the California Supreme Court.
In the Daily Journal's supplement honoring Kaufman, Becerra calls Kaufman "a consummate professional," and describes Kaufman Legal Group as "a quality shop, very methodical and conscientious."
The Daily Journal also recognized Kaufman for his representation of other high-profile Democratic elected officials in Washington, D.C. and for the firm's involvement in some of the most hotly contested congressional campaigns in the country.
The "Top 100" selection is the latest in a string of honors for Kaufman and the firm. In 2017, the Daily Journal honored Kaufman Legal Group as one of the state's Top Boutique law firms, and Kaufman was also named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the 500 most influential people in Los Angeles in 2016 and 2017. Kaufman was previously named by California Law Business as one of California's top 40 attorneys under 40.
Kaufman is a recognized authority in the field of campaign finance and election law. He was a recount attorney for the Gore-Lieberman campaign in Florida following the 2000 Presidential election and was appointed Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Caucus Special Committee on Election Reform. He currently serves as Chair of the State Voting Modernization Board.
About Kaufman Legal Group
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