James N. McCann is an Associate in Lozano Smith’s Fresno Office. Mr. McCann provides support to clients on a variety of board governance, labor and employment, regulatory compliance, and data security/privacy issues.
Mr. McCann’s experience includes advising clients on board fiduciary duties and their effect on board decision-making and oversight obligations as well as advising on a wide-range of labor and employment issues such as harassment and discrimination, retaliation, and ADA, FMLA, and wage and hour compliance.
Mr. McCann also has experience in regulatory and data security/privacy compliance, including advising on the FCRA, HIPAA, and CAN-SPAM, in addition to state and federal data security/privacy obligations specific to public entities.
Mr. McCann earned his Juris Doctor from San Joaquin College of Law. In addition, he received his M.A. in Conflict Resolution from Fresno Pacific University and his B.A. from California State University, Fresno.
Mr. McCann holds a certification in information privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and is certified in corporate compliance and ethics by the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).
January 2020Number 2Data breaches are all but inevitable and occur in all types of organizations. Public entities are no exception, with cyber criminals increasingly targeting the wide-range of sensitive information they maintain (e.g., student data, resident data, confidential government infrastructure data, etc.). Against the backdrop of and in response to this looming threat of cyber-attacks, Governor Newsom recently signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1130, which makes small but significan...
December 2019Number 76During the 2019 legislative season, upwards of 20 housing bills were passed, all with the purpose of addressing California’s affordable housing crisis. Chief among these bills were Assembly Bill (AB) 101 and Senate Bill (SB) 330, each of which, in different ways, will likely have a significant impact on the discretion exercised by local jurisdictions over how their housing elements are carried out and in their approval of housing developments. Below is a high-level ove...
October 2019Number 62The California Legislature recently passed, and on October 7 Governor Newsom signed, Assembly Bill (AB) 48, known as the "Public Preschool, K-12, and College Health and Safety Bond Act of 2020."AB 48 places a $15 billion statewide K-12 school and college facilities general obligation bond on the March 3, 2020 ballot.Contingent on voter approval of the statewide bond measure at the Presidential Primary election on March 3, 2020, AB 48 would introduce a slew of significant ...