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Ravi Mehta

is an experienced litigator, trial attorney, and a well connected and effective lobbyist in Sacramento, California.

His legal practice encompasses complex civil litigation, employment and business law, regulatory/corporate compliance, gambling law, government investigations, campaign and election law, and representation of client interests at all levels of government, including federal, California constitutional offices, legislature, state agencies, departments and commissions.

Ravi’s expertise also embraces all aspects of public policy and government relations. This includes successful procurement representation and achieving positive outcomes for clients through legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Ravi represents a wide array of businesses, business owners, and government entities. Current and former clients include a major domestic airline, dietary supplement manufacturer, furniture maker, food manufacturer, water district, school districts, cities, health care districts, Fortune 500 companies and high technology companies. This variety in clients gives us our reputation for versatility.

Education

Cambridge University, Emmanuel College
1982 – 1982
Studied law
Concentration: International Law
Activities: Ravi Mehta studied International Law, Comparative Law, and Laws of the European Communities

University of California, Los Angeles
1976 – 1980
Bachelor of Arts
Concentration: Economics and Political Science

Whittier Law School
1981 – 1983
Juris Doctor
Concentration: Law
Activities: Ravi Mehta was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court. Ravi Mehta was also the President of the Student Bar Association, and Editor of the law school newspaper, the “Barrister.”

Legislative Advocacy

Effective government affairs professionals remain constantly prepared for dramatic, sudden changes in executive and legislative branch politics. This is one of many areas where Ravi’s firm, Capitol Advocates delivers unparalleled direct experience. Ravi Mehta is able to represent his clients’ interests and obtain desired results through established relationships with the current leadership in the executive branch and the legislature.

Experience

Attorney/Managing Director at Capitol Advocates
January 2001 – Present | Sacramento, California

Ravi Mehta is an attorney and Managing Director of an extremely effective trial and business law and lobbying firm with extensive trial and advocacy experience. Capitol Advocates protects its clients in the courtroom, boardroom, and before all government entities. Ravi Mehta’s legal practice encompasses complex civil litigation, employment and business law, regulatory/corporate compliance, gambling law, government investigations, campaign and election law, and representation of client interests at all levels of government, including federal, California constitutional offices, legislature, state agencies, departments and commissions. Ravi Mehta’s expertise also embraces all aspects of public policy and government relations. This includes successful procurement representation and achieving positive outcomes for clients through legislative and regulatory initiatives. Ravi Mehta represents a wide array of businesses, business owners, and government entities. Current and former clients include a major domestic airline, dietary supplement manufacturer, furniture maker, food manufacturer, water district, school districts, cities, health care districts, Fortune 500 companies and high technology companies. This variety in clients gives us our reputation for versatility. And for you, that means results. Legislative Advocacy Effective government affairs professionals remain constantly prepared for dramatic, sudden changes in executive and legislative branch politics. This is one of many areas where Ravi Mehta’s firm, Capitol Advocates delivers unparalleled direct experience. Ravi Mehta is able to represent his clients’ interests and obtain desired results through established relationships with the current leadership in the executive branch and the legislature. Ravi Mehta’s firm, Capitol Advocates utilizes creative and unprecedented solutions to clients’ issues by designing and implementing results-driven advocacy strategies and mobilizing business, community-based, and grassroots coalitions to support lobbying initiatives.

Of Counsel at Arter & Hadden, LLP
August 1998 – January 2001 | Sacramento, California

Ravi Mehta started, developed, and managed the Sacramento office of one of the oldest and largest international law firms (established 1850). Represented various Fortune 50 and 500 companies on various complex litigation matters, as well as represented client interests before the Governor’s office, Attorney General, Treasurer, legislature, state agencies, departments, and commissions.

Chairman at California Fair Political Practices Commission
January 1995 – November 1997 | Sacramento, California

Ravi Mehta directed and managed a staff of 100 lawyers, investigators, and Political Reform consultants at the state ethics commission. The Commission is charged with adopting and amending regulations, and enforcing the State’s Political Reform Act, passed in 1974. The Commission regulates every elected official, designated government employees, lobbyists, campaign financing and spending, and financial conflicts of interest. I chaired the Commission meetings, worked with the Governor and Legislature on budget and legislative issues affecting the Commission. I regularly interacted with Commissioners of the Federal Elections Commission, as well as counterparts from other States.

Deputy Appointments Secretary at California Governor’s Office
November 1991 – January 1995 | Sacramento, California

Ravi Mehta assisted the Governor with selecting hundreds of appointees to all levels of the Judiciary, as well as all state Executive appointments, including Agency Secretaries, Department Directors, Commissioners, and Board members to every state commission and board.

Senior Litigation Attorney at Jones Day
January 1991 – December 1991 | Orange County, California

Ravi Mehta practiced complex civil litigation at the world’s largest law firm, representing Fortune 50 and 500 clients on various matters, including business and contractual issues, construction and land use issues, employment, and trademark matters.

Executive Assistant at Orange County Board of Supervisors
March 1989 – January 1991 | Orange County, California

Ravi Mehta assisted the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors with all functions of the County Board of Supervisors, including, but not limited to, land use, procurement, and law enforcement matters. Was the liaison to County Departments and regularly worked with the County Counsel, County Administrative Officer, District Attorney, and other County Department Directors.

Senior Deputy District Attorney at Orange County District Attorney
August 1984 – October 1989 | Orange County, California

Ravi Mehta prosecuted the most serious felony cases, including homicides, gang, fraud, and political corruption cases. Successfully tried over 100 jury trials to verdict, with unprecedented success (100% conviction rate). Honored as “Top Gun” Prosecutor by the California District Attorney’s Association.

General Counsel at Manufacturing Technologies, Incorporated
May 1984 – July 1985 | Cypress, California

Ravi Mehta worked on all legal matters for a start-up technology firm, including all corporate compliance, employment, contractual, and litigation matters. Managed all outside counsel cost effectively. Assisted the company with all legal matters when it was acquired by a large Silicon Valley company.