Philip J. Laird
Deputy General Counsel for the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Philip J. Laird is the Deputy General Counsel for the Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.
Prior to joining BCSH he served in the Office of the Attorney General as both a Special Deputy Attorney General and Education Policy Research Fellow. In those roles he provided legal and legislative support to the office’s executive team, assisted with the administration of the National Mortgage Settlement Fund Grant Program, and co-authored the Attorney General’s 2014 truancy update report, In School + On Track.
From 2015 to 2017 Mr. Laird worked as Staff Counsel for the California Horse Racing Board, where he represented the CHRB in numerous administrative prosecutions, assisted with the development and implementation of regulations, and served as the Board’s Legislative Director.
Mr. Laird earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Cruz, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.