Leslie R. Katz focuses on government law and policy, including energy, telecommunications, healthcare, clean technology, land use, construction, emerging technologies, infrastructure, development and public-private partnerships. She helps optimize the political, legal, community and business contexts in which her clients operate. Her ability to provide strategic counsel, for startups to Fortune 500 companies and public entities, comes from her diverse experiences in the public and private sectors.
She is a former member of the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco, serving as chair and/or vice chair of numerous committees. As a board member, Leslie drafted and helped pass significant legislation related to technology, the environment, economic development, labor and human rights, including the Equal Benefits Ordinance. She was also elected to the San Francisco Community College Board of Trustees and has served on the Port Commission of San Francisco.
Leslie also served as the regional vice president of regulatory affairs for a Fortune 250 energy-services company and held executive roles with technology companies. She also was involved in the Pacific Carbon Exchange’s inception and regularly speaks on public policy topics and on infrastructure, economic development, community relations, leadership development and technology-related issues.