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Founding Partner Louise Renne Featured in CBS Coverage of San Francisco’s “Sanctuary City” Legal Victory

See the interview below:

San Francisco celebrates after “sanctuary city” legal victory

SAN FRANCISCO — President Trump took to Twitter, hours before dawn, to blast a federal judge’s decision that blocked his executive order on “sanctuary cities” — cities that don’t cooperate fully with federal immigration enforcement. “See you in the Supreme Court,” Mr. Trump tweeted.

RSHS Et Al File Shareholder Derivative Action Against Wells Fargo

RSHS, along with several other law firms, filed a shareholder derivative action against Wells Fargo’s officers and directors challenging a colossal scheme of illegal sales practices that deceived thousands of the Bank’s own customers and was the subject of regulatory proceedings brought by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of Currency.  An article (see here) concerning the case, which is pending in San Francisco Superior Court, made the front page of today’s San Francisco Chronicle.

2017 LOC City Manager’s Department Meeting

Managing Partner Charles Sakai will be presenting a session on OPEB liabilities at this year’s City Managers Department Meeting.

Reducing OPEB Liabilities: Is Leaving CalPERS Medical a Viable Option?
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Reducing OPEB liabilities involves a careful analysis that identifies solutions and determines how to maneuver through numerous complexities while aligning various interests. For agencies providing retiree medical insurance coverage through CalPERS, the complexities are significant but not insurmountable. Learn about the legal, labor and health care obstacles faced by agencies transitioning away from CalPERS medical. Panelist will explore hurtles, requirements, procedures, risks, benefits and a sample OPEB analysis of exiting CalPERS and the resulting long-term liability reduction.

Moderator: Paul Navazio, City Manager, Woodland
Speakers: Jon Andrews, West Division Sales Leader, Willis Towers Watson | Charles Sakai, Managing Partner, Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP | Tom Sher, Senior Vice President, Alliant Employee Benefits

Congratulations Sabrina Thomas, The New 2017 SCBA President!


Happy 2017 to you and yours! We are thrilled to start the year with some good news: the team at Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai is proud to congratulate our own Sabrina Thomas, the 2017 President of the Sacramento County Bar Association!

Sabrina takes on this esteemed role after years of leadership in SCBA, including seven years on the Board of Directors, most recently as First Vice President in 2016. Sabrina joined Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai in 2010 as senior counsel in the Sacramento office, specializing in employment law and litigation, workplace investigations, discrimination claims, and retirement law. Prior to joining the firm, Sabrina worked for CalPERS’ legal office, and for private law firms in San Francisco and Boston.

Starting her presidency off strong, Sabrina has vowed to use this leadership role to strengthen the SCBA’s outreach to the community, and increase the diversity of its members.

Congratulations, Sabrina—Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai is proud to have you on our team.