Sr. Political Law Partner, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP
Year Graduated: 1971
Chip Nielsen has been actively involved in California state politics and government for over four decades, having been a campaign manager and a political law advisor to numerous politicians and government leaders as well as having served in senior government positions himself, such as being the Chief Administrative Officer for the California Assembly, the Assistant Deputy State Controller and Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant Governor. He is an honors graduate from Yale University, a Coro Fellow and received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.