CalChamber Welcomes Litigation Attorney to Policy Team

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Kevin McKinley

Kevin McKinley, Policy Advocate,
Privacy/Technology, Telecommunications, Economic Development, Taxation, Workers’ Compensation

Litigation attorney Kevin McKinley has joined the California Chamber of Commerce as a policy advocate. He specializes in privacy/technology, telecommunications, economic development, and workers’ compensation issues, as well as the credits, exclusions, deductions and sales tax aspects of taxation.

Before joining the CalChamber policy team in May, McKinley was a litigation attorney at the Virga Law Firm, representing business and consumer clients in areas such as privacy (medical and financial), cyber crimes and workers’ compensation.

He previously was a litigation associate for Downey Brand LLP, representing business clients in civil litigation matters in state and federal court.

“Kevin’s experience in the courtroom will serve the business community well as he works to make sure that legislative and regulatory proposals don’t add to employers’ lawsuit burden,” said CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg. “He is a strong addition to the CalChamber advocacy team.”

Since 2008, McKinley has been a member of the Sacramento City Housing Code Advisory and Appeals Board; he is the current chair.

He previously served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kimberly J. Mueller, U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of California. He also has been a licensed real estate and insurance agent.

McKinley holds a B.B.A. from National University and J.D. with great distinction from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. At McGeorge he served as a primary comment editor and writer for the McGeorge Law Review.


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Anthony Samson has been the CalChamber policy advocate for environmental regulation, housing and land use issues since November 2013. He previously was an attorney at Harrison, Temblador, Hungerford, and Johnson LLP, a statewide law firm that specializes in mining, land use, and natural resources law. He earned a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, where he served as the articles editor of the Michigan State Law Review.