By | 09.19.2019 | Firm Post
Assemblywoman, Honorable Catharine B. Baker represented the 16th Assembly District from 2014 through 2018. She is returning to Hoge Fenton as Special Counsel, where she advises businesses and non-profits. During her legislative tenure, Catharine developed a reputation as an independent, bipartisan voice in the Legislature, fostering collaboration that led to breakthroughs in significant legislation, particularly on transportation, the environment, and government accountability. According to the Sacramento Bee, Baker had the most bipartisan record of any assemblymember in the 2015-2016 session. Her collaborative leadership made her one of the most effective members of the Assembly. In just four years, sixteen of her bills – all supporting education, transportation, public safety, and government efficiency – passed the Legislature with bipartisan support, and all sixteen were signed into law. Significant legislation included the creation of Valley Link, to construct a commuter rail connection between the Central Valley and Bay Area, and a new parking garage at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station. “We are pleased that Catharine has re-joined the firm as Special Counsel,” said Managing Shareholder, Dan Ballesteros. “Her track record of serving the community while helping businesses prosper resonates with our core value of being a benefit to the Community.” “Catharine’s positive impact upon the East Bay and its residents and businesses during her time in the Legislature reflects her passion to the community. I am delighted to be working with Catharine once again,” said Shareholder, Sblend Sblendorio. To find out more about Catharine, click here.