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Organization

The Oakland City Attorney's Office is organized into four legal divisions, an operations/support team and an Executive Team headed by City Attorney Barbara J. Parker.

City Attorney Barbara J. Parker

Jamie Smith / Executive Assistant to the City Attorney

Executive Team

Chief Assistant City Attorney Doryanna Moreno / Advisory Division

Chief Assistant City Attorney Otis McGee / Litigation Division

Special Counsel Ryan Richardson / Labor & Employment Division

Special Counsel Maria Bee / Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division

Chief Operations Officer Dara Wiseman / Operations Team

Chief of Staff Alex Katz / Communications & Policy

Advisory Division
Division Head Doryanna Moreno, Chief Assistant CIty Attorney

Land Use & Planning Unit
Supervisor: Special Counsel Bijal Patel
Peter Spoerl
Brian Mulry
Jordan Flanders

Real Estate Unit
Supervisor: Special Counsel Bijal Patel
Lisa Maxwell
Vincent Brown

General Government & Finance Unit
Supervisor: Deputy City Attorney Dan Rossi
Celso Ortiz
Kathleen Salem-Boyd
Pelayo Llamas
Amber Macaulay

Litigation Division
Division Head Otis McGee, Chief Assistant City Attorney

General & Complex Litigation
Supervisor: Deputy City Attorney Colin Bowen
Jason Allen
Christina Lum
Michelle Meyers
Kevin McLaughlin
Andrew Huang

Law & Motion / Writs & Appeals
Jamilah Jefferson
Jennifer Logue
Selia Warren

Labor & Employment Division
Division Head Ryan Richardson, Special Counsel

General Labor & Employment
Caryl Casden
Allison Dibley
Harveen Gill
Veronica Harris

Oakland Police Departmental Counsel
Kim Bliss
Tricia Hynes

Affirmative Litigation, Innovation & Enforcement Division
Division Head Maria Bee, Special Counsel

General Public Safety & Code Enforcement Unit
Supervisor: Deputy City Attorney Laura Lane
Luz Buitrago

Amadis Sotelo

Eli Ferran
Kent Qian

Community Lawyering & Civil Rights Unit
Supervisor: Deputy City Attorney Erin Bernstein

Neighborhood Law Corps
Jaclyn Harris
Scott Hugo
Farrah Hussein
Suzanne Dershowitz