Aaron Silva, formerly Chief Deputy of the Legal Division of the Office of Legislative Counsel, has joined Olson Remcho LLP in the firm’s Sacramento office.
Mr. Silva, who joined the Office of Legislative Counsel in 2005, has served as Chief Deputy since 2014, heading the department providing legal services to the California State Legislature. In this position, Mr. Silva drafted legislation and prepared legal opinions in all areas of law, including elections and redistricting, campaign finance reform, open meetings, and public records. He also advised elected officials on ethics and conflict-of-interest matters, as well as overseeing litigation related to the State Legislature.
“We are thrilled to have Aaron join us,” said Olson Remcho managing partner Karen Getman. “He is a brilliant lawyer with years of experience advising the Legislature on legal matters and will be an invaluable resource and advocate for our clients.”
“After serving the capitol community for 16 years in the Office of Legislative Counsel, I’m excited to have the opportunity to move into private practice at Olson Remcho and continue my work on governmental and election law matters,” said Silva.
Prior to joining the Office of Legislative Counsel in 2005, Mr. Silva worked as a staff attorney at the United States District Court for the Central District of California, handling matters related to federal habeas corpus petitions, immigration, and civil rights. He previously served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Howard McKibben in the District of Nevada and to United States Magistrate Judge Ralph Zarefsky in the Central District of California.
Mr. Silva received his J.D. from Berkeley School of Law at the University of California where he was a member of the California Law Review. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, in the School of Social Ecology, concentrating in the areas of criminal justice, criminology, and legal studies.
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