At Ek, Sunkin & Bai, Nick monitors local issues and current events for the firm’s client base, utilizing his extensive knowledge of public policy and land use planning to better inform firm staff and clients. He routinely follows and attends public meetings and provides clients with pertinent information and summaries of the proceedings. Additionally, Nick drafts memorandums, talking points and other strategic documents and performs research on firm projects.
Nick officially joined the firm in 2017 after working as an intern for six months. He recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science in Policy, Planning, and Development. In this field of study, Nick expanded his knowledge of public policy and government and honed his skills in writing and research, all of which bolster his work with the firm. As a student, Nick was very active in campus politics, serving as the president, vice president and political director of the USC College Democrats and participating in numerous events sponsored by USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. In this capacity, he appeared on BBC World Radio, KPCC, KNX and KTLA.
Prior to joining Ek, Sunkin & Bai, Nick served as an intern for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in the Office of Public Engagement. In this role, Nick monitored Los Angeles City Council meetings on the mayor’s behalf and assisted the entire staff on matters of constituent outreach. In addition to his professional background, Nick has ample experience on political campaigns, having volunteered on Democratic campaigns for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, California State Assembly, California State Senate and United States Congress.