John R. Valencia is a partner with Wilke Fleury. As head of the firm's Legislative Advocacy and Government Relations group, John has been lobbying for over 30 years, all on behalf of firm clients. Additionally, John is a seasoned civil litigator, appearing regularly before state regulatory agencies, and in state court. His clients include Fortune 500 corporations, regional and local businesses, and state trade and professional associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals.
John joined Wilke Fleury after a 10-year career in campaign management, health care policy consulting to the California State Assembly, and public relations work for several state health care and consumer services agencies. A key contributor to California's seminal Medi-Cal Drug Rebate Law of 1990, John provides counsel to much of the nation's pharmaceutical research, development, manufacturing and sales industry. His emphasis includes representation of the state's emergent and established life sciences and biomedical industry.