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Sheldon Greene is a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Greene & Allison. The firm works with over 40 credit unions on the West Coast. He is also Executive Vice President and Director of Oak Creek Energy Systems, Inc. a Southern California wind energy operator and development company that is responsible for the consummation of the largest ever wind energy power purchase agreement; 1550 MW to deliver energy to Southern California Edison. Oak Creek is a subsidiary of Marubeni, a multi-national Japanese trading company.
Graduated Magna Cum Lauda, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Delta Sigma Rho, Order of the Coif, Case Western Reserve University, undergraduate and law, fifth in Grand National Debate Tournament, Law Review Editor, Winner Dunmore Moot Court Competition, Contracts Prize.
Law Clerk, Court of Common Pleas,
Warden of Insurance of the State of Ohio, attorney in first successful state challenge to increased Blue Cross insurance rates,
House Counsel to Pennsylvania Life Insurance Co.,
War Against Poverty: As Directing Attorney of the Modesto office and later General Counsel, of California Rural Legal Assistance; he successfully brought suits against the Regan administration that blocked massive cuts in medical assistance to low income and working poor, a suit requiring implementation of minimum wages for women and minors, a suit blocking importation of braceros, a suit challenging abuses of the non resident worker law among others. He drafted legislation and secured bi-partisan sponsorship of the first law in United States to penalize the knowing employment of illegal entrants in the country, which was signed into law by then California Governor Reagan.
Cultural: He was a member of the founding board of the New Israel Fund and served as its first secretary. He lived in Israel for almost two years studied Hebrew in Jerusalem, worked on the National Archeological Survey in the Negev and a Kibbutz in the Gallil and wrote a novel.
Political: He has been a member of the Nancy Pelosi initiated San Francisco based Red to Blue group since 2005 and has contributed to key House and Senate campaigns as identified by the leadership..
Obama: Greene was a member of two Obama National Policy Teams: Energy and Immigration and was active in working up both policies. He became a supporter of Barak Obama just before he announced his campaign for President.
Lost and Found, a novel, Random House,
Burnt Umber, a novel, Leap Frog Press,
Prodigal Sons, a novel, Book Surge
Pursuit of Happiness, CreateSpace
Promised Land: Distribution of Public Land by the United States 5 Ecology Law Quarterly 4 at 707-751 (1976) University of California, Berkeley
Public Agency Distortion of Congressional Will, 40 The George Washington Law Review #3 March 1972, pp 440-464
Immigration Law and Rural Poverty-The Problems of the Illegal Entrant, 1969 Duke Law Journal #3 pp475-494
Cause of Action and the Statute of Limitation, Koenigberg v. California, 9 Survey of Ohio Law, 10 Western Reserve Law Review
Periodicals and books
Man in the Middle, Liability of California Insurance Agents and Brokers, Underwriters Report, April 8, 1965
Wetbacks, Growers, and Poverty, The Nation, Oct 20 1969
CRLA Pest or Pesticide? California Farmer Sept 20, 1969
Somebody is Always Offended , The Nation, Dec. 14, 1970
Is Lawcare Next? The Nation, Dec. 11, 1972
Employment of Illegal Entrants Los Angeles Times, May 25 1972
Corporate Accountability and the Family Farm, in Radical Agriculture, edited by Richard Merrill, Harper Colophon 1976
Personal: Resides, Berkeley CA. Married to Judy Greene a psychotherapist. One daughter, Talia an artist, married living in Philadelphia, one grand child. He sings baritone in the Oakland Symphony Chorus, gardens, writes novels and non fiction, and plays singles tennis. He and Judy collect art, travel a lot, like good food and wine, and take in a lot of cultural events. He reads the NYTimes and the Economist for information and is a self confessed policy wonk with opinions on most everything.