Carrie M. Rasmussen

Senior Counsel | Sacramento

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Carrie Rasmussen is Senior Counsel in Lozano Smith's Sacramento office and is a member of the firm's Facilities & Business, Local Government and Community Colleges Practice Groups. She is experienced in land use, environmental law, real estate, and issues of governance.

Ms. Rasmussen recently served as a member of the President's executive leadership team for a California State University campus. She navigated the breadth of issues that arise in a public institution of higher education, including issues of risk management, contracts and leases, conflicts of interest, the governance of university non-profit auxiliaries, Title IX, the Clery Act, the development and implementation of university policy, and compliance with federal and state regulations.

In addition, Ms. Rasmussen has legal experience representing developers and landowners in the areas of land use and environmental law, municipal law and governance, local and state election and campaign finance laws and regulations, and real estate law.

Ms. Rasmussen earned her law degree from the University of California, Davis. She earned her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University, where she majored in Political Science.

Colleges Have a Duty to Warn or Protect Students from Foreseeable Violence

By: Michelle CannonCarrie Rasmussen-

April 2018Number 14Colleges have a legal duty, under certain circumstances, to protect their students from or warn them about foreseeable violence in the classroom or during curricular activities, the California Supreme Court has ruled.In The Regents of the University of California, et al., v. Superior Court of Los Angeles County, the Court considered whether colleges owe a duty of care to their students to protect them from or warn them about foreseeable violence. This question is critical t...

Court Eliminates Registration Requirement for Model Aircraft

By: William Curley IIICarrie Rasmussen-

September 2017 Number 55 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) may no longer require the registration of model aircraft, following the D.C. Circuit's decision in Huerta v. Taylor. Model aircraft, commonly known as drones, are unmanned aircraft that weigh 55 pounds or less and are used exclusively for recreational purposes. Small unmanned aircraft used for any commercial purposes, or unmanned aircraft heavier than 55 pounds, are not impacted. The Huerta case challenged a rule pro...