Gary Winuk’s practice is focused on providing campaign and election law advice to ballot measures, candidates and other political entities. He is a recognized expert in the field and gives frequent lectures and media commentary on these issues, in addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor on campaign and ethics issues at McGeorge School of Law. Before entering private law practice, Gary was the Chief of the Enforcement Division at the Fair Political Practices Commission from 2009-2015. In this role, Gary prosecuted numerous major cases at the FPPC and was named one of the California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine in 2013.
Prior to working at the FPPC, Gary was a Special Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary for Homeland Security Issues in the Office of Governor Gray Davis and served as a Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice Planning. Gary went on to be appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as the Chief Deputy Director and General Counsel of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security (OHS), where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the Office and its $350 million budget and 160 staff.