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File #: 2021-0233    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Passed
File created: 5/12/2021 In control: Board of Port Commissioners
On agenda: 6/15/2021 Final action: 6/15/2021
Title: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GENERAL COUNSEL TO EXECUTE AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES WITH ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP INCREASING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT BY $715,000 FROM $1,255,850 to $1,970,850; FY 2021 EXPENDITURES ARE BUDGETED; FY 2022 EXPENDITURES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSED FY 2022 FINAL BUDGET.
Attachments: 1. 7. 2021-0233 Draft Resolution
DATE: June 15, 2021

SUBJECT:

Title
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GENERAL COUNSEL TO EXECUTE AMENDMENT NO. 4 TO THE AGREEMENT FOR LEGAL SERVICES WITH ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP INCREASING THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT BY $715,000 FROM $1,255,850 to $1,970,850; FY 2021 EXPENDITURES ARE BUDGETED; FY 2022 EXPENDITURES ARE INCLUDED IN THE PROPOSED FY 2022 FINAL BUDGET.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and representation to the Board of Port Commissioners, the CEO and executive team, as well as all departments of the District, including defending the District in litigation and administrative procedures, as well as advising the District on transactions, policies and other matters. In order to best advise and defend the District, in addition to the in-house attorneys, the Office of the General Counsel sometimes utilizes the services of outside law firms and experts to provide legal and consultant services in specific areas of law and to supplement the services of the in-house resources. This agenda seeks Board authorization for the General Counsel to execute an amendment to an agreement for legal services. Details regarding the specific matter for which this amendment is proposed are protected by the attorney/client and work product privileges and are discussed in a separate confidential attorney-client privileged memorandum to the Board.

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommendation
Adopt a resolution authorizing the General Counsel to execute Amendment No. 4 to the Agreement for Legal Services with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP adding $715,000 to the current not-to-exceed amount of $1,255,850 for a new total of $1,970,850.

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FISCAL IMPACT:[h1]

This amendment authorizes expenditure of funds not-to-exceed $715,000. Funds for this amendment are available in the current FY 2020-2021 budget for the Office of the General Counsel and the proposed Final FY 2021-2022 Budget for the Office of the General ...

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