Ryan P. Tung is a Partner in Lozano Smith's Walnut Creek Office, and co-chair of the firm's Governance Practice Group. Mr. Tung's practice focuses on general governance, charter school, and student issues. Mr. Tung also frequently conducts and oversees work-place investigations for public agency clients.
Mr. Tung regularly advises administrators and boards on a wide variety of governance issues, including the Brown Act, the Public Records Act, and conflicts of interest. Mr. Tung is also experienced in assisting public agencies navigate the complexities of election matters, including the California Voting Rights Act, Federal Voting Rights Act, redistricting, special elections and vacancies.
Mr. Tung frequently conducts and oversees investigations related to discrimination and harassment and advises clients on the complexities of Title IX compliance. Mr. Tung is well-versed in all aspects of charter school law, including drafting and negotiating MOUs, charter reviews, assisting clients with Prop. 39 facility requests, charter oversight, facility issues, petition review and revocation, and frequently advises clients on a broad range of student related matters.
Mr. Tung received his Juris Doctor degree (cum laude
) from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was a recipient of the Moot Court Best Brief award, as well as a Staff Editor for the Hastings Business Law Journal. He received numerous CALI Awards and Witkin Awards, including Education Law, Effective Representation in Mediation, and Roles and Ethics. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego, where he majored in International Studies and received a minor in United States history.