Richard Ackerman

Lecturer

Former California State Senator

Background:

Richard Ackerman has 35 years of experience in corporate, real estate, and business law. He assists companies, individuals, groups and public agencies in their interactions with governments at the local, county, state and federal levels. In addition, he assists clients in dealing with government and special districts on how to get through the political process.

Mr. Ackerman draws on his 25 years of experience in elected office, as a California State Senator, State Assemblyman, City Councilman, and mayor. He served as Vice Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and spent four years as Senate Republican Leader. Mr. Ackerman was a member of the “Big 5,” one of the legislative leaders charged with consulting with California’s Governor on key infrastructure and budget issues.

Mr. Ackerman received his Juris Doctor from Hastings (1967) and his B.A. from UC Berkeley.

rackerma@ucirvine.onmicrosoft.com

Current Courses:

So You Want to Change the Law? Mastering the Legislative and Congressional Process and Politics

Prior Courses:
So You Want to Change the Law? Mastering the Legislative and Congressional Process and Politics