Jackie Speier to take gig at SF Law Firm
Jackie Speier, who narrowly survived the bloody Jonestown massacre as an aid to the late Rep. Leo Ryan, and ten years in Sacramento is taking her law degree out of mothballs and moving back into a legal career according to the legal newspaper Daily Journal.
The popular, but termed out state legislator who was defeated in a tight race for lieutenant governer against John Garamendi last year is reportedly accepting a job at Hanson, Bridgett, Marcus, Vlahos & Rudy and will be working in the firm’s public agency practice division under direction of fellow Hastings Law College grad Joan L Cassman.
This “public agency” law racket shouldn’t be much of a stretch for Speier who has spent decades navigating the political minefields of California politics first as a San Mateo county supervisor, then not only as an an Assemblywoman but also a State Senator. She must have some friends and knowledge at state agencies because Cal Train has even named a train after her…
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Speier has also been in the midst of a promo push with more than a dozen Bay Area stops squeezed into April and May promoting her recently released autobiographical title “This Is Not The Life I Ordered” .