Littler Mendelson Contract-UC

Matthew Guariglia filed this request with the University of California of California.
Tracking # PRA-15-1374
Status
Rejected

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From: Matthew Guariglia

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the California's Sunshine Amendment (Cal. Const. Art. I, ยง 3(b)), I hereby request the following records:

Any current or historic contracts between any schools in the University of California system and law firm Littler Mendelson P.C.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matthew Guariglia

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: UCOP-PRA

Dear Mr. Guariglia:

This is to acknowledge your Public Records Act request, received June 9, 2015, for "current or historic contracts between any schools in the University of California system and law firm Littler Mendelson P.C." Appropriate UC Office of the President (UCOP) offices are being notified of your request. Records identified as responsive to your request will be reviewed, and made available for your access, in accordance with relevant law and University policy. We are interpreting your request for "historic" contracts to be for contracts between the UCOP Office of General Counsel (OGC) and Littler Mendelson P.C. during the past 6 years. Contracts older than six years are not retained in the OGC database. The estimated date of production is eight weeks, which will vary accordingly due to the nature, complexity, and/or length of the request.

This office can only provide records held by the Office of the President. If you want to request records from individual campuses, those requests will need to be directed to the public records coordinator at each campus. A list of the coordinators for the campuses can be found here: http://www.ucop.edu/general-counsel/legal-resources/information-practices/information-practices-coordinators.html.

Although the requested records have not yet been fully gathered and reviewed, it is possible that the requested material may contain information exempt from disclosure pursuant to the Public Records Act. However, this is not a determination that the requested records are necessarily exempt from disclosure. This office will provide you with a status update after the requested records have been thoroughly reviewed.

For your information, the California Public Records Act allows agencies to make records available "upon payment of fees covering direct costs of duplication." (Government Code Section 6253(b)). The charge is $0.20 per page for copies. Prepayment is required before release of public records. If you prefer, you may inspect the records in person prior to obtaining copies. Inquiries about this PRA request should refer to PRA-15-1374.

Thank you,
UCOP Public Records
pra@ucop.edu<mailto:pra@ucop.edu>

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on June 9, 2015. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #PRA-15-1374.

Thank you for your help.

From: UCOP-PRA

Dear Mr. Guariglia;

We are working on gathering documents responsive to your request. Your request will be completed within the estimated 8 week time frame specified in our previous response.

Thank you,
UCOP Public Records

From: UCOP-PRA

Dear Mr. Guariglia:

After a reasonable search and to the best of our knowledge, only retention agreements were found in response to your request for any current or historic contracts between the University of California system and law firm Littler Mendelson P.C. Retention agreements are exempt from disclosure under Business and Professions Code Section 6149 as incorporated into Government Code Section 6254(k).

By providing you with this information, we consider your Public Records Act request 15-1374 to be fulfilled and our file will be closed.

Thank you,

UCOP Public Records

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