Shane Lavigne is a Legilative Advocate for Capitol Advocacy. Prior to joining Capitol Advocacy, Shane was a Legislative Advocate for a boutique lobbying firm in Sacramento. While at the firm, Shane was responsible for clients in the insurance, healthcare and financial services areas. Specifically, Shane worked with workers compensation carriers and professional sports teams to reform California’s workers compensation system. Shane also represented national payroll companies and successfully exempted them from California’s statutory framework. Lastly, Shane worked on a number of bills impacting Covered California, California’s healthcare exchange.
In the Capitol, Shane was the Legislative Director for State Senator, now Congressman Juan Vargas (D-San Diego). Shane’s legislative and policy experience encompassed issues relating to banking, insurance, local transportation, and the judiciary. Additionally, Shane staffed Senator Vargas during all Senate floor sessions, an assignment that required meeting with the relevant stakeholders and making recommendations to the Senator on all legislation that reached the floor.
Before working in the California State Capitol, Shane owned a consulting business providing fundraising and campaign services to a number of Democratic candidates and current elected officials, including members of the California State Assembly and Senate. His campaign work over the years has spanned every level from City Council to President of the United States. Shane began his career working on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. for then United States Senator Hillary Clinton.
Shane graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Philosophy, where he was also a member of the 1998 Big East Championship football team. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.