Matthew “Mal” Richardson advises public and private clients on issues related to regulatory and land use law, with a focus on complex land transactions, the First Amendment, election and campaign law, and municipal governance. Mal is the city attorney for the cities of Lake Forest and Stanton. He also serves as special counsel for numerous public agencies throughout California, including cities, counties, and special districts. He provides advice on regulatory issues, land use matters, the First Amendment and election law. Mal has also served as general counsel for the Association of California Cities since 2012. He regularly presents ethics training to public officials.

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REDISTRICTING 2021 – YOU CAN’T EXPLORE A NEW WORLD WITH AN OLD MAP

From elected officials to the average person on the street, almost everyone has an opinion on how electoral district maps should be drawn. In this comprehensive presentation, Best Best & Krieger LLP partner Matthew “Mal” Richardson and Director of Elections Services Stephanie Smith breakdown and simplify the various laws that guide post-census redistricting, including the California Voting Rights Act, the Fair Maps Act, Assembly Bill 1276, the use of commissions, strategies for a smooth redistricting process and more.