Lacey E. Keys

Partner

Lacey E. Keys is a founder and partner of Olson Remcho.  She was previously a partner in the firm of Olson Hagel & Fishburn LLP which merged with Remcho Johansen & Purcell in January 2020 to form Olson Remcho.

Ms. Keys provides strategic counsel to a variety of clients related to compliance with federal, state and local campaign finance, election, lobbying, and governmental ethics laws. She regularly advises clients on entity formation, election law issues, interpretation and drafting of legislative and regulatory language and conflicts of interest. She also represents clients in enforcement actions brought by government agencies in these areas of the law.

Ms. Keys represents a variety of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, including social welfare organizations, labor unions and trade associates. Her practice includes federal and state candidates and elected officials, state and local government agencies and a variety of lobby filers, including lobbyist employers, lobby firms and placement agents.

In addition to advising clients, Ms. Keys serves as Lead Partner of the firm’s Compliance Reporting Unit. She works closely with CRU leadership and team members to ensure Olson Remcho’s delivery of high quality and efficient compliance services.

Ms. Keys is a contributing author to a number of publications, including the CEB publication Advising California Nonprofit Corporations, Third Edition, the Alliance for Justice publication California Campaign Finance Ballot Measure Guide, and the upcoming text A Practitioner’s Guide to Lobbying and Advocacy in California set for publication in February 2020.

Ms. Keys earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2009 and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Psychology through the Honors Program at University of San Diego in 2006.

Ms. Keys is admitted to practice in California. She is currently a Board Member of the California Political Attorneys Association and a member of Women Lawyers of Sacramento.

Education

  • University of San Diego, B.A., Political Science and Psychology, 2006
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2009

Admissions

  • California