BRYCE GEE's practice focuses on government, education, and election
law. He represents local governments, public agencies, and public officials
in a wide range of matters and has signficiant experience in litigation
over initiative, referendum, and recall measures, candidate statements,
and ballot designations and arguments.
Recently, Mr. Gee served as special trial counsel to the California Department
of Insurance in a three-year long administrative enforcement action against
a health insurer being prosecuted for violating state insurance laws,
which resulted in a $173 million penalty imposed on the insurer. Mr. Gee
has also advised and represented the City of San Gabriel in a variety
of government and election law matters, including serving as special elections
counsel to the City in an election contest arising out of the 2013 municipal
election and overseeing an independent investigation of the City's
election practices. Other representative cases include
Friends of Loma Linda v. Verjil, No. E040974, 2008 WL 3845407 (Cal. Ct. App. Aug. 19, 2008);
Preserve Shorecliff Homeowners v. City of San Clemente, 158 Cal. App. 4th 1427 (2008); and
Padilla v. Lever, 463 F.3d 1046 (9th Cir. 2006) (en banc).
Mr. Gee has successfully argued in trial and appellate courts and has significant
Mr. Gee graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University with a B.A. in
Economics, and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. In law school,
he served as an editor and on the admissions committee of the
Yale Law Journal.