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Rick Waltman

Rick Waltman

Attorney at Law

San Diego
California
Licensed in
CA
University of
San Diego
School of Law
About
I am a newly admitted California attorney with experience in regulatory compliance, environmental law, energy law, employment law, legislation, and civil litigation. My experience includes work with the California Department of Justice, a federal judge, and multiple law firms and non-profit organizations. I graduated cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where I received a number of awards and published five of my original works in legal journals. I have a track record of producing quality work.
2
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Work History

Tosdal Law Firm

Contract Attorney

Nov 2015 - Present

Advise municipalities on establishing Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs to increase local utilization of renewable energy and energy storage technology.

Nov 2015 - Present

California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General

Post Bar Law Clerk

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015

Post Bar Law Clerk and Legal Intern for the Environment Section— Brought actions against violators of state and federal environmental laws pertaining to hazardous waste, adulterated ingestibles, water quality, and general public health and welfare. Developed discovery strategies to investigate suspected infringers.

Jan 2015 - Nov 2015

Energy Policy Initiative Center

Legal/Policy Intern

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Constructed guiding document for agency compliance with pending EPA regulations pertaining to energy efficiency, renewable energy programs, and cross-state power consumption. Advised agency staff on the legal and factual support for various valuation models used to account for environmental externalities in energy planning.

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Schwartz Semerdjian Ballard & Cauley LLP

Law Clerk

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Provided research to guide forthcoming election contest litigation strategy. Wrote initial drafts of moving papers and briefs.

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Redenbacher and Brown

Law Clerk

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014

Co-authored an appellate brief to enforce the constitutional right to access tidelands across property that is subject to a land patent conveyed pursuant to an international treaty.

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014

Center for Public Interest Law

Legal Intern

May 2013 - May 2014

Tracked the legislative, rulemaking, and decision making activity relevant to two state agencies. Constructed documents for FTC, DA and state AG offices to assist with pending investigations.

May 2013 - May 2014

Extern | Honorable Thomas J. Whelan, U.S. District Court (S.D. Cal.)

Legal Extern

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Reviewed complaints, answers, motions, and magistrate decisions. Drafted orders for lawsuits over copyright, debt collection, writs, and Fourth Amendment issues.

Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

International Stem Cell Corporation

Summer Associate

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Researched and drafted memoranda on domestic and international patent policies, employment agreements, trade secret provisions, and federal funding of parthenogenic stem cell research

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013

Office of Governor Mark Dayton (MN)

Legislative Intern

Jan 2012 - May 2012

Tracked bills through legislative committees. Prepared policy briefs to prepare the Governor for meetings with stakeholders.

Jan 2012 - May 2012

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