All Practices


Markowitz Herbold has represented government entities in complex litigation since its founding in 1983. We have successfully handled matters for cities and counties nationwide, ports along the west coast, and multiple state departments, agencies, and boards. Our attorneys are particularly experienced in working on highly confidential, sensitive matters which are the subject of intense public interest and scrutiny. 

We practice in state and federal courts and before administrative boards and administrative law judges. We also represent political campaigns, parties, and advocacy organizations on election law matters, campaign finance compliance, First Amendment issues, and government ethics.

Some of our government experience includes:

  • Antitrust
  • Campaign finance compliance
  • Class actions
  • Construction defect
  • Contract disputes
  • Defamation
  • Election law
  • Employment disputes
  • False Claims Act
  • First Amendment
  • Government ethics
  • Investigations
  • Open meetings law
  • Professional malpractice
  • Public records requests
  • RICO
  • Securities
  • Unlawful trade practices

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