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Public Health Localism: How Cities and Counties Can Protect Us
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 12:50 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a talk with Erin Bernstein, Lecturer for Berkeley Law’s State and Local Impact Litigation course, and Founder of Bradley Bernstein Sands LLP, focusing on the ways—both old and new—that local government law allows municipalities to protect us from ourselves and others. From public nuisance law to quarantines, and environmental justice to reproductive rights, local entities have historically been our leading public health actors, and continue on the cutting edge of health policy and action. We will also touch on principles of federalism: what happens when our state or federal governments encroach on local decision making?
PIZZA will be provided outside after the event ends (around 1:40)!
Erin has nearly two decades of experience leading complex cases through trial and appeal, including on the Community Lawyering & Civil Rights Enforcement Unit of the Oakland City Attorney’s Office and Complex and Affirmative Litigation Team of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. Erin’s docket representing plaintiffs and defendants has included actions related to breach of contract, municipal law, health privacy, class-action defense, consumer law, and constitutional claims. Erin has also worked closely with government and corporate leaders facing litigation challenges that have a policy and political dimension and has a deep understanding of the best strategies for engaging with governments and private companies alike.
Events are wheelchair accessible. For disability-related accommodations, contact the organizer of the event. Advance notice is kindly requested.
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