Divya Musinipally is a Deputy City Attorney in the Community Lawyering and Civil Rights Unit of the Affirmative Litigation Division.
Prior to joining the Oakland City Attorney’s Office, Divya was an associate at the law firm of Keker, Van Nest & Peters where Divya litigated a variety of complex cases. Divya went to trial on behalf of an environmental non–profit to protect an important migratory bird habitat in the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta, challenged a Trump Administration regulation that limited access to reproductive and family planning services, and represented an inmate who was shot in San Quentin State Prison. Divya has litigated a variety of trade secret, patent, and contract disputes.
Before joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Divya clerked for Judge John Owens on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Diego. Before law school, Divya was a paralegal in the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division where Divya participated in two major criminal price–fixing trials. Divya graduated from Yale Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Political Science and Rhetoric from UC Berkeley.