William Marticorena


Senior Partner, Government & Regulatory Law, Rutan & Tucker, LLP


William Marticorena is a senior partner in the Government & Regulatory Law Section of Rutan & Tucker, LLP, where he has practiced since joining the firm in 1977. He specializes in local government law, public finance, valuation, state and local taxation, telecommunications, cable television regulation, First Amendment issues, and municipal workouts.

He participated on behalf of local government in the legislative discussions regarding the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984 as well as its 1992 and 1996 amendments. He was presented with the Ovation award from NATOA for his legislative efforts in relation to the 1992 Cable Act.  He has also represented numerous public entities in the legislative process concerning California’s Digital Infrastructure and Competition Act of 2006 (DIVCA) and drafted California Public Utility Code Section 5930(a) which exempted all local franchising authorities located within the County of Santa Cruz from state franchising rules. Mr. Marticorena has also represented public entities and their residents before the Federal Communications Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission in relation to Public, Education and Government Channel (PEG) requirements, financial auditing, and utility rate regulation.

Marticorena graduated cum laude from Loyola Marymount University with a B.A. in Business Administration and received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, from which he also graduated cum laude. He served as an Assistant Professor at Western State University College of Law from 1978-1985 where taught courses in Communications Law, Civil Procedure, Corporations, Legal Writing, and Trusts.


Current Courses:

Local Government Law