Joshua M. Horowitz
Josh Horowitz is a partner in the firm. His practice focuses on providing general legal counsel to many of the firm’s special district clients on a variety of matters, including: utility service obligations; operations and rate setting; conflict of interest, ethics and Brown Act/Public Records Act compliance; Proposition 218 and related public finance; real property transactions; employee benefits and employment matters; public works project development and construction; elections; government claims and insurance coverage; contracting and grant funding; water rights and water quality; power production; and local government organization and reorganization. Mr. Horowitz co-authored the revised Guidelines for Conduct and AB 1234 Compliance – A Primer for Public Agency Officials (Association of California Water Agencies publication); co-designed ACWA’s AB 1234 ethics training program; and helped edit Open and Public IV: A User’s Guide to the Ralph M. Brown Act. Before joining the firm in 2000, Mr. Horowitz practiced in a Bay Area firm specializing in real property and business litigation and counseling. Before practicing law, Mr. Horowitz worked for eleven years in agribusiness management. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont in 1981, and his law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1996.