Tracey L. Frazier joined Kaufman Legal Group as a paralegal in April 2016. At Kaufman Legal Group, Ms. Frazier works with the firm’s attorneys to help clients comply with complicated campaign finance and lobbying laws; prepare clients for campaign audits, defend clients in enforcement proceedings brought by regulatory agencies; and obtain tax-exempt status for non-profit organizations.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Frazier spent nearly five and a half years in the Enforcement Division of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, where she was responsible for conducting extensive legal and legislative research on the Political Reform Act and related laws. While at the FPPC, she was involved in implementing new programs in collaboration with the Secretary of State’s Office, tracking local ethics issues, evaluating alleged violations of lobbying laws, and managing the Commission’s pre-election enforcement efforts.
Before the FPPC, Ms. Frazier worked in various capacities within California’s Executive Branch – coordinating efforts between federal, state and local government agencies as a Program Representative for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security; helping establish the then-newly created California Emergency Management Agency as a Research Analyst and Special Assistant to the Director of Grant Programs; and serving as liaison between staff counsel, field officers, and the Attorney General’s Office as a Case Manager in the California Highway Patrol’s Office of Legal Affairs.
Ms. Frazier completed her undergraduate education at Loyola Marymount University in 2008, earning a B.B.A. with a concentration in Business Law. While at LMU, she was selected to participate in the “New Europe” program, and spent a semester in Bonn, Germany, studying international business management and organizational behavior in the European Union.
In 2015, Ms. Frazier obtained her J.D. and a Capitol Certificate in Public Law and Policy from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During law school, she was a member of the McGeorge Government Affairs Student Association, the Capitol Network, and a student member of the California Political Attorneys Association. She also contributed to and was an editor of the California Initiative Review (November 2014 Election Edition).