MICHAEL J. STRUMWASSER handles large-scale judicial and administrative
litigation in government law, economic regulation, education law, civil-rights,
public finance, and environmental law. He is a nationally-recognized authority
on administrative law and on insurance- and utility-regulation and is
co-author of the Rutter Guide,
California Administrative Law (with Michael Asimow, Herbert Bolz, and Laurine Tuleja). Mr. Strumwasser
represents and advises public officials and agencies, and also represents
consumer, environmental, and labor organizations challenging governmental
actions. He has successfully represented consumers and regulators in state
and federal courts and agencies and before Congress and the California
Legislature, including over 50 cases resulting in published appellate
decisions. He was lead counsel for the California Insurance Commissioner,
developing regulations to implement Proposition 103 and successfully defending
the program against numerous industry challenges, and has prosecuted unfair
insurance practices on behalf of the California Department of Insurance.
Mr. Strumwasser co-founded Strumwasser & Woocher after seventeen years
with the California Department of Justice, the last eight years as Special
Assistant Attorney General, where he handled some of the state's most
important antitrust, consumer-protection, and environmental cases, including
California's challenges to major supermarket and oil-company mergers,
defended consumer interests in utility-rate litigation, and represented
the Governor of California in Nuclear Regulatory Commission health-and-safety reviews.
Mr. Strumwasser has written and lectured widely on administrative law and
economic regulation. He holds A.B., M.S., and J.D. degrees from UCLA.