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Ephraim (“Eppi”) is an associate with Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley’s municipal advisory practice group and resident in our Pasadena office.

Eppi advises our municipal agency clients on public law issues, including the Public Records Act, land use, conflicts of interest, elections, public works and public contracting.

Before joining the Firm, Ephraim completed a one-year fellowship at a Central Coast firm which serves as the City Attorney for the City of Santa Cruz and as counsel for other public entities.

While in law school, Ephraim worked for several federal and local agencies including the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and completed an externship at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also served as the Publishing Editor of the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law.

Ephraim graduated from Berkeley Law with a Juris Doctor, receiving an American Jurisprudence Award and a Prosser Prize for academic excellence. Ephraim graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy.

Cities and counties in California have some to-dos arising from the settlement announced on July 22, 2021 in litigation against manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers. Counties and cities with populations over 10,000 should soon receive notice by letter of the opportunity to participate in the settlement and receive funding to mitigate the impact of

On June 11, 2021, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-08-21[1] to clarify the continued applicability of his previous Executive Orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most notably, Executive Order N-08-21 extends application of Executive Order N-29-20, which allows public agencies to hold teleconference meetings until September 30, 2021.[2] This provides some assurance