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Patrick Shannon is the Co-Leader of the California Government Law & Policy Group in the firm’s Sacramento office. Patrick focuses his practice on government relations and administrative law before the California legislature and state regulatory and enforcement agencies. He has deep experience on matters relating to financial services, health care, transportation, insurance, environmental regulation, tax, and government contracts.

He has served as outside government relations legal counsel and a top policy strategist in California, principally at the state but also local level, for more than two decades for several of the world’s largest financial institutions, health care companies, and transportation conglomerates.

Patrick has practiced government relations law and otherwise worked in government relations since 1992. He previously headed the firm’s Silicon Valley government practice before founding Government Relations Counsel in 2008. During his prior tenure in state government, he served as Gov. Pete Wilson's legislative advisor and liaison on business issues and on all civil and criminal justice matters, overseeing six cabinet-level agency legislative programs. In addition to his senior policy advisory work, Patrick has held executive positions in two technology companies, founded his own corporate affairs consulting firm, and practiced securities law at an international law firm.

On Aug. 2, 2023, California’s Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) released a new rule expanding its authority to regulate unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts and practices (UDAAP). The

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