About Ray LeBov
Ray LeBov began working in Sacramento in 1975, when he was appointed as counsel to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Structure of the Judiciary. He served in various other legislative staff positions until 1991, most notably as counsel to the Assembly Committee on the Judiciary for his last twelve years.
In 1991 he joined the Judicial Council of California and served as the Council’s Director of Governmental Affairs from 1992 until his retirement from state service in 2004. As Director, he was the chief lobbyist for the state court system. He led the judicial branch’s successful efforts to enact myriad landmark legislation including the Trial Court Funding Act and the court unification constitutional amendment.
Since 2007, Mr. LeBov has also served as President of the Association for Professional Basketball Research (APBR). He also publishes the blog Basketball Intelligence, a daily digest of the best writing about professional basketball.
He has also been a featured columnist on lobbying for Capitol Weekly.
Mr. LeBov received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. from University of Southern California. Following his graduation from Yale, he served a year as a volunteer with VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), now a part of AmeriCorps.
About Ray LeBov & Associates
After leaving state service, Mr. LeBov founded Ray LeBov & Associates, a leading California contract lobbying and consulting organization based in Sacramento. Its services include strategic consulting in lobbying the California legislature and regulatory agencies; private coaching in governmental advocacy for individuals and small groups; assistance in hiring and training new staff; and legislative advocacy. Advocacy clients have included, among many others, the California Appellate Defense Counsel and the Federal Prison Healthcare Receiver.
The company also offers custom training in the legislative process and governmental advocacy to companies, public agencies, trade unions, public interest groups, and other private sector or nonprofit organizations that prefer to host and train their staff and members on-site.
Since 2006, Ray LeBov & Associates’ Capitol Seminars division has presented its Lobbying 101 and 201 seminars throughout the year in Sacramento and other locations, enabling some 2000 governmental advocacy and public affairs professionals — including a significant number of the current Capitol lobbying corps — to become better-informed about the legislative process and best practices of lobbying in California.