The Lobbyists

Randlett Nelson Madden lobbyists have considerable experience and an impressive record of success in legislative and regulatory activities.

Tim Maddenhas been with Randlett Nelson Madden since February 2004. His focus has been on the firm's healthcare clients, including drafting legislation, testifying on bills and regulations, lobbying Members of the Legislature and agency officials, and organizing and implementing key contact and PAC contribution programs. His successes include extending funding of the Maddy EMS Fund (SB 867 of 2016) which generates more than $50 million per year for emergency physicians treating uninsured patients; defeating legislation (SB 1215 of 2014) that would have eliminated the ability for physicians to self-refer patients for in office advanced imaging tests including CT, PET, and MRI; working on pilot program to allow for hospitals to perform elective PCI procedures without on-site surgical backup (SB 890 – 2008) and then after the successful pilot program legislation (SB 906 – 2014) to allow pilot program on a statewide basis; and advocating regulations increasing Workers' Compensation reimbursement for the Evaluation and Management codes by 23% or approximately $95,000,000 (2007).

Mr. Madden graduated with a MBA in strategic marketing from the University of San Francisco in 2000, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from Santa Clara University in 1990. 

Prior to Randlett Nelson Madden, Mr. Madden worked for Citibank, Wells Fargo Bank, and BroadVision.

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Nicole Quinona

Nicole Quinonez joined Randlett Nelson Madden as a legislative advocate in 2012. Nicole represents the firm’s business clients. She focuses on legislation and regulations that would impact products or companies doing business in California. Nicole works with the California Environmental Protection Agency and its departments on the impacts and feasibility of regulations pertaining to consumer products.

Nicole was a lead negotiator for industry on the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017, which resulted in the first state product disclosure labeling law for cleaning products. She has also worked on the development of the Safer Consumer Products regulation (Green chemistry), Proposition 65 reforms, air and water quality regulations for consumer products, as well as pesticide and packaging related policies. Nicole is co-chair for the Green Chemistry Alliance, an industry coalition working on the implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Program by the Department of Toxic Substances Control. Under the Department of Pesticide Regulation, Nicole serves on the Pesticide Management Advisory Committee.

Prior to her position at the firm, Nicole worked at Crocker & Crocker, Porter Novelli and the CA Department of Consumer Affairs. Nicole graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in political science.

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Laurie E. Nelson began with Randlett Nelson Madden in 1985. She represented the firm’s business clients on the cutting edge issues in California including green chemistry, biomonitoring and environmental justice. She lobbied in the areas of labeling and disposal requirements, household hazardous waste legislation, and packaging and recycled content requirements. She worked with industry on compliance with Proposition 65. Ms. Nelson took a lead role in the area of air quality legislation and regulations as they relate to consumer products. She was also active in pesticide regulation including the areas of testing, mil tax and disposal. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Nelson worked in the Alaska Legislature on the Health, Education and Social Services Committee, and traveled extensively throughout Alaska to research an Elderly Needs Assessment Study. Ms. Nelson graduated from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.

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James E. Randlett established the firm in 1976, prior to which Mr. Randlett served for six years with the California Medical Association where, as Associate Director of Governmental Relations, he was responsible for a wide range of medical issues, including Medi-Cal, catastrophic health insurance, medical malpractice, and government health programs. His accomplishments include the successful passage of California's Malpractice Insurance Compensation Reform Act (MICRA), AB 1xx of 1975, and the development and implementation of a legislative program of eight bills to restructure the Medi-Cal program. Prior to his post with the California Medical Association, he served the County Supervisors Association for three years as a legislative advocate. During his career as a contract lobbyist, Mr. Randlett has assisted in the passage of more than a hundred pieces of legislation of benefit to the firm's lobbying clients, and has led the defeat of numerous others. He is a graduate of Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics.

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