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Wayne brings a distinguished legal career in public service to Young, Minney & Corr, LLP (“YMC”), having served as the Executive Director of the California Fair Political Practices Commission (“FPPC”), a Deputy Attorney General specializing in public corruption at the California Department of Justice, the Commissioner of the California Department of Corporations, and, immediately prior to joining YMC, Wayne was Chief Counsel for the California State Auditor.
Wayne is also a seasoned appellate advocate having argued several cases before the California Courts of Appeal and in Federal District Court. Wayne also served as lead counsel in over 25 jury trials in Superior Court, including the prosecution of a sitting Municipal Court judge.
Wayne was also a member of the Governor’s Cabinet while serving as the Executive Director at the Office of Criminal Justice Planning, and served as the Chief Counsel and Legislative Director at the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board.
Wayne has specialized in conflict of interest and other transparency in government laws, employment law, and grand jury investigations regarding public corruption. He has advised California State Boards and Commissions regarding Open Meeting law, governance, ethics, and policy development. As Chief Counsel for the California State Auditor, Wayne provided legal and policy advice to the State Auditor, the Legislature, and audit staff. He also oversaw the investigations unit that reviewed Whistleblower Protection Act complaints and findings of improper governmental activities.
Wayne has been a guest lecturer at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, and has assisted with the moot court and mock trial programs at U.C. Davis School of Law, King Hall. During the last three years, Wayne has also taught and coached High School Mock Trial.
Wayne received his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from California State University, Sacramento. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law graduating with distinction and is a member of the Traynor Honor Society.