rwgIsaac M. Rosen
Isaac M. RosenAssociateLos Angeles







Isaac M. Rosen is an associate in Richards, Watson & Gershon's Public Law Department. His practice includes advising municipalities and public agencies on a variety of administrative and transactional public law issues, including code enforcement, conflicts of interest, government ethics, constitutional and civil rights, and the laws affecting local government administration, organization, and regulation.

Isaac has a natural talent for quickly synthesizing complex legal material, and enjoys breaking it down into understandable concepts for his clients. His experience includes review and analysis of pending medical marijuana legislation, and compliance requirements under AB 1234 and the Fair Political Practices Commission. He is knowledgeable about California Public Records Act requests and in addition to writing and reviewing determination letters, Isaac is assisting in the production of the RWG's Public Records Act Handbook.

Prior to joining RWG, Isaac honed his legal skills in the San Luis Obispo City Attorney's Office, working on matters involving conflicts of interest, municipal code, and the First Amendment. He presented to the City Council on proposed code changes to centralize the administrative citation appeal procedures, helped the Construction Board of Appeals in expanding its jurisdiction and revising its bylaws, defended police officers against Pitchess Motions, and prosecuted dozens of misdemeanor code violations as acting city prosecutor.

Additionally, Isaac's work history includes internships with the Federal Highway Administration, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Land Use Department of the San Francisco City Attorney's Office, where he researched and reported on the California Environmental Quality Act, California Coastal Act, and Coastal Zone Management Act.

While in law school at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, he served as Senior Staff Editor on the school's Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Isaac is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.


B.A., summa cum laude, The George Washington University, 2009
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2013

Practice Areas

Public Agency and Municipal Law
Brown Act, Conflicts of Interest and Ethics and Public Records Act
Civil Rights and Constitutional Law