Drew Liebert, Former Chief Counsel, California Assembly Judiciary Committee.
With his in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the California State Legislature, Drew Liebert is a frequent guest lecturer across the state and speaks regularly to students enrolled in programs at The Panetta Institute for Public Policy in Monterey. In his former role as chief counsel to the California Assembly Judiciary Committee, Mr. Liebert was in the fulcrum of many of the state’s most important pieces of legislation debated and enacted by California policymakers, including proposals to reform California’s democracy.
As one of the California legislature’s most senior staff attorneys, Mr. Liebert worked for more than twenty-six years in both houses of the California state legislature. He was the chief counsel to the Assembly Judiciary Committee for more than seventeen years, where he and his staff reviewed and advised state legislators about virtually all areas of the state’s civil justice system.
In addition to his past work in the legislature, Mr. Liebert was an adjunct professor at the McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, and an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley, teaching about the legislative process and about the intersection of law, politics, ethics and leadership. In 2011, Mr. Liebert was recognized by the journal California Lawyer as one of its Attorneys of the Year.
Mr. Liebert is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, a recipient of an M.A. in public policy from the Claremont Graduate School, a CORO Foundation Fellow in Public Affairs, and a graduate from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law