Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, August 4, 2009


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Raines Law Group Adds Saucedo as Practice Head


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Beverly Hills law firm Raines Law Group announced yesterday that attorney Silvia Saucedo has joined the firm to head its newly formed sustainability and government advocacy practice.

One of only 50 attorneys in California to have earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional certification, Saucedo will assist the firmís clients in the evolving and complex regulatory arena related to green building and other land use matters, partner Andrew Raines said.

Saucedo co-chaired the Los Angeles Business Council Sustainability Committee, where she worked closely with the Los Angeles Mayorís Office and Planning Department to create the cityís first green building policy, which went into effect last year. She also previously served on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Los Angeles Police Commission.

Saucedo was the youngest person ever appointed to the latter commission when she was appointed in 2001 at age 27.

Prior to joining Raines Law Group, Saucedo was associated with Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger and Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory and Natsis.

She is also the founder and owner of the Saucedo Group, a woman- and minority-owned consulting firm that advises clients on all aspects of real estate development, including the entitlement process, strategic planning, project management, land use, sustainability, government relations and the LEED certification process.

Saucedo graduated from UCLA and the University of Washington School of Law, and was admitted to the State Bar in 1998.


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