An Oakland lawyer has been appointed to a four-year term on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, the state attorney general announced Monday.
Eric Casher, 34, practices law at Meyers Nave in Oakland. He serves on the Board of Directors for both the California Bar Association and the Charles Houston Bar Association, where he also acts as general counsel.
Casher graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and received his law degree from the University of California Hastings.
In 2011, Casher was recognized by the National Bar Association as one of the "Nation’s Best Advocates, 40 Under 40," according to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris.
The Fair Political Practices Commission is an independent body of five members, and each member serves a single four-year term. The Governor appoints two commissioners, and the remaining three appointments are made by the attorney general, the secretary of state and the state controller.
The Fair Political Practices Commission was created by a ballot initiative passed by California voters in 1974. The commission adopts and amends regulations, develops required forms, prepares manuals and instructions, aids agencies and public officials with record keeping and reporting, and it maintains a central file of statements of economic interests for certain state and local officials.
The Commission also investigates alleged violations of the Political Reform Act, imposes penalties when appropriate, and assists state and local agencies in the development and enforcement of conflict-of-interest codes, according to the attorney general's office.
For more information about the FPPC, visit www.fppc.ca.gov.