AG Kamala Harris engaged to Los Angeles lawyer

kamala-harris-paul-chinn-sfc.jpgAttorney General Kamala Harris of California told the San Francisco Chronicle on Sunday that she is engaged to be married to Douglas Emhoff, a Los Angeles lawyer she has been seeing about a year. They haven't set a date but Harris said the marriage will probably happen within six months. "I don't believe in long engagements," she said. They are both 49.

Emhoff is listed as partner-in-charge of the L.A. law firm Venable LLP and went to law school at USC. (Harris went to Hastings.) His firm says this about him, among other things:

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS Over the past 23 years, Mr. Emhoff's representative clients include such diverse companies as Guthy-Renker; NBC Universal; Lionsgate; CNN/Turner; SBE; TBWA/Chiat-Day; H.S.I. Productions; CAPS Payroll; Fleischer Studios; Brady Corp.; Wal-Mart; and Money Management International among many others.

Defending a prominent former NFL and Olympic athlete in a civil action brought by the SEC.

Representing a municipal school board in a NEPA matter involving the location of the proposed west side subway extension.

Defended a global retailer in a group of California class actions alleging Song-Beverly Credit Card violations concerning collection of personal identification information.

Defended leading media conglomerate in putative class action challenging mobile ad serving technology under a variety of state and federal privacy statutes in one of the first cases to challenge tracking of mobile Internet usage.

Defended an office product manufacturer in a California class action involving invasion of privacy claims and challenges to privacy statutes due to the Defendant's alleged practice of monitoring and recording telephone communications between Defendant's sales force and Plaintiff and Plaintiff's Class.

Defended a national sports nutrition company against alleged violations of the Consumer Legal Remedies Act (Cal. Civ. Code § 1750), Unfair Competition Act (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17200), and False and Misleading Advertising (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 17500) concerning certain products the Defendant manufactured and marketed as dietary supplements for use as bodybuilding and weight loss supplements.

Represented the rights holders of a famous animated character in copyright and trademark disputes across the globe.

He was formerly with Whitwell Jacoby Emhoff.

Photo of Harris: Paul Chinn, SF Chronicle

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