Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney

Oakland City Attorney


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Huling Delaye

Supervising Deputy City Attorney

Affirmative Litigation, Innovation and Enforcement Division

Jaime Huling Delaye is a Supervising Deputy City Attorney in our Affirmative Litigation, Innovation and Enforcement Division.

Ms. Huling Delaye has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels, including: San Francisco’s opioid trial victory against Walgreens; its successful challenge to the Trump administration’s “conscience” rule; its complete defense verdict in a $200 million jury trial over the financing of the City’s taxi medallions; and its lead paint case in coalition with Oakland.  Ms. Huling Delaye has obtained restitution for low-income workers who were denied benefits, authored U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs on civil rights issues and public comments on federal regulations, and defended high-ranking local government officials.  She also has experience as an advice attorney, having served most recently on San Francisco’s Ethics and Elections Team.

Ms. Huling Delaye began her practice as an associate at Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Rabkin and Falk, which merged with Arnold & Porter.  She has clerked for the Honorable Richard Seeborg, United States District Court for the Northern District of California and for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima, of the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Huling Delaye received her law degree from Stanford School of Law and graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Gender Studies.