Christiane E. Layton is Of Counsel with Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP. Ms. Layton represents and counsels a variety of public agencies, including transportation agencies, joint powers authorities, councils of government, and special districts, as well as non-profit organizations receiving governmental funding. She serves as general counsel and advises agencies’ governing boards. Ms. Layton advises on open meetings and public records laws; public employment and human resources; public contracting and bidding; ethics and conflicts of interest; and legislation. Her areas of subject matter expertise include legal compliance by local governmental agencies; employment law; state and federal transportation law; airport land use planning; and insurance and risk pooling matters. Ms. Layton holds a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” peer rating, indicating preeminent legal ability and ethical standards.
Ms. Layton provides training to clients and is a regular presenter on a variety of topics, including the prevention of harassment and discrimination in employment and compliance with the Brown Act, the Public Records Act and conflicts of interest laws. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Local Government Law, McGeorge School of Law.