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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.

See our Organizational Chart

City Attorney Barbara J. Parker

Jamie Smith / Executive Assistant to the City Attorney

Executive Team

Chief Assistant City Attorney Ryan Richardson / Advisory Division

Chief Assistant City Attorney Maria Bee / Litigation Division

Special Counsel Veronica Harris / Labor & Employment Unit

Chief Operations Officer Dara Wiseman / Operations Team

Advisory Division
Division Head Ryan Richardson, Chief Assistant City Attorney

Land Use & Planning Unit
Supervisor: Brian Mulry
Michael Branson
Jordan Flanders

Real Estate Unit
Lesley Casto
Naree Chan
JoAnne Dunec

General Government & Finance Unit
Supervisor: Selia Warren
Mitesh Bhakta
Amber Macaulay
Malia McPherson
Celso Ortiz

General Public Safety & Code Enforcement Unit
Supervisor: Laura Lane
Patrick Bears
Judondi Bolden
Oliver Luby
Kent Qian
Braz Shabrell
Amadis Sotelo

Labor & Employment Unit
Supervisor: Veronica Harris, Special Counsel
Caryl Casden
Meeti Sudame

Oakland Police Departmental Counsel
Supervisor: Brigid Martin, Special Counsel
Tricia Hynes

General & Complex Litigation
Division Head Maria Bee, Chief Assistant City Attorney

Supervising Deputy City Attorneys:
Andrew Huang

Jamilah Jefferson

Kevin McLaughlin
Zoe Savitsky

Deputy City Attorneys:
Montana Baker
Christina Lum
Lorena Matei
Hans Moore
Courtney O'Brien
Divya Musinipally
Michael Quirk
Han Tran

Law & Motion / Writs & Appeals Unit
Cynthia Stein

Neighborhood Law Corps
Martha Cardenas Delgadillo
Sam Hwang
Yoona Kim
Alynia Phillips
Cara Reichard

Housing Justice Initiative
Scott Hugo
Zarah Rahman