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Sacramento, California 95814
Office: (916) 341-8260
Daniel Vandekoolwyk is a deputy legislative counsel. He joined the office in 2010.
Mr. Vandekoolwyk is assigned to a branch of the office that handles laws relating to alcoholic beverage control, business, civil law, financial institutions, healing arts, housing and community development, land use, local government, private employment, professions and vocations, public contracts, public employment, retirement, state government, taxation and unemployment insurance.
Mr. Vandekoolwyk previously worked in the Opinion Branch which develops and presents, either in written or oral form, the formal legal opinions of the Office of Legislative Counsel.
Prior to joining the office, Mr. Vandekoolwyk worked as a research assistant for Professor Julie Davies of McGeorge School of Law. He also served as a law clerk in the California Attorney General’s office in the Appeals, Writs, and Trials Section.
Mr. Vandekoolwyk received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he graduated with great distinction and is a member of the Order of the Coif. He was chief managing editor for the McGeorge Global Business and Development Law Journal, and he wrote a comment that was published titled “Threshold Obstacles to Justice: The Interaction of Procedural and Substantive Law in the United States, France, and China.” Mr. Vandekoolwyk earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and graduated with honors.
Mr. Vandekoolwyk is a member of the California State Bar.