Tricia Shafie is a member of the General Government and Finance Advisory Division (GGF). As part of this group, Ms. Shafie advises the Public Ethics Commission, Department of Violence Prevention and a number of boards and commissions on everything from Brown Act and Sunshine compliance to contract negotiation and completion and the promulgation of new laws, policies and protocols. Prior to her work with GGF, Ms. Shafie provided special counsel advice to the city’s Police Department clients on a wide range of issues including policy development and implementation, training, consent decree–related issues, personnel and internal affairs investigations and drafting legislation. She also served Oakland’s Public Ethics Commission, providing advice on the City’s Government Ethics Act, Campaign Finance Reform, the Brown Act, Public Records Act and the city’s Sunshine Act.
Prior to joining the Office of the City Attorney, Ms. Shafie was a litigation attorney with the firm Meyers, Nave, Riback, Silver and Wilson, where she advised public agency clients on a full range of public law issues, including Constitutional Law (First, Fourth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments), the Public Safety Officer Procedural Bill of Rights (POBR), the Political Reform Act compliance (lobbying, conflicts, campaign finance), elections (initiative and referendum), contract law, the Ralph M. Brown Act and the Public Records Act.
Ms. Shafie received her J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University and a B. A. from Boston University.