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Lindsay Thorson

Senior Attorney | Los Angeles


Lindsay is a senior attorney in the Public Law Department. She has over 15 years of experience advising public agencies, including cities, special districts and school and community college districts, on a wide variety of transactional matters. Her practice focuses on technology contracts and procurement; data privacy and security; real property disposition, acquisition and use; public works and professional services contracts; the Brown Act; and the Public Records Act.


  • Event // When the Gavel Strikes: Tips for Efficient and Effective Public Meetings
    CSDA Board Secretary/Clerk Conference, 11.07.2023
  • Event // Get Reacquainted with the CA PRA & Recent Updates
    CSDA Board Secretary/Clerk Conference, 11.07.2023


Lindsay has presented at a number of conferences and trainings for organizations including the California Special Districts Association; the Southern California Public Labor Relations Council; the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers; the Western Association of College and University Business Officers; the Chief Information Systems Officers Association; the California Educational Technology Professionals Association; the Coalition for Adequate School Housing; the California Association of School Business Officials; and the Community College Facility Coalition. Topics have included, among others, cloud computing; technology contracts; data security and privacy; ransomware; the Brown Act; the Public Records Act; acquisition, use and disposition of real property; use of technology in campus and workplace safety; social media use and policies; equity and access to technology; technology and public meetings; and public works contracting.


J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School

B.A., Pitzer College

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