Barry brokaw, partner
From the halls of the Capitol to the agencies that operate the state, Barry draws on his unique mastery of how the state’s capital works to develop inventive political and legislative strategies that position clients for success. Regularly dubbed one of the state’s 100 most influential players by Capitol Weekly, singled out as "one of the savviest operators inside the (State Capitol) building" by the California Political Almanac and recognized for his “immense political clout” by the by the L.A. Daily News, Barry is recognized by his peers and decision-makers across the state government as a consummate professional with the judgment, experience and smart, strategic sense to get things done. He currently provides personal representation for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Microsoft, Western Union, the Association of Talent Agents, Stericycle, CA Association of Clerks and Elections Officials, the California Academy of Audiology, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, among other clients of the firm. He has extensive contacts and relationships with the state’s Constitutional Officers and their executive staffs, as well as numerous department and agency leaders and their staffs. A former senior legislative staffer, he maintains close relationships with legislators of both parties and their senior staff.
Barry began his career in the State Capitol as an assistant consultant to the Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee, before going to work for Assemblyman and later Senator, Dan Boatwright, a Democrat from the suburban San Francisco Bay Area County of Contra Costa. For nearly 18 years, Barry served as a committee consultant and chief of staff for Boatwright, overseeing the operations of the Revenue and Taxation Committees in both houses of the Legislature; the Ways and Means Committee; the Senate Appropriations Committee; Senate Budget Subcommittees and the Senate Business and Professions Committee and its Subcommittee on Sports.
Barry Brokaw is a native of Los Angeles, and worked his way through college, graduating cum laude from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Political Science. He earned an M.A. Degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento. He was introduced to state government by a college professor, former Assembly Speaker, and later, State Treasurer, Jesse M. Unruh, on whose staff he later served.
Barry Brokaw has served as Vice-Chairman and Public Policy Committee Chairman on the Board of Directors of the national Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Alliance.
He is married to Karen Zeller Brokaw and they have two children.