Mayer Brown hires California legislator

Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly to join as partner

The former Speaker of the California Assembly is to join Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s government relations practice as a partner.
Robert Hertzberg was twice elected Speaker of the Assembly and is currently Speaker Emeritus. He will join Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office in December when his term of office ends.
Mickey Kantor, former US Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce and head of Mayer Brown’s international trade practice, said: “Bob Hertzberg is one of the most talented and respected legislators ever to come out of the California Assembly.”
Last month Hertzberg brokered negotiations between California water agencies and farmers, helping to avert a statewide water crisis.