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Public Entity Law

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Join the Public Entity Law Section

ACBA is excited to announce the creation of a Public Entity Law Section.  This new Section will bring together a diverse array of attorneys who have a civil practice in federal or state court and who represent cities, counties, the state, special agencies/districts and educational systems. This new Section will bring together a diverse array of attorneys who practice in federal or state court and who represent cities, counties, the state, special agencies/districts and educational systems.   

In a time when the public is turning to public attorneys for protection and enforcement, this Section will examine the role of local public attorneys who litigate in the public interest to vindicate broader public interests in economic, environmental, public health and civil rights.

The goal of the Section is to provide: 1) a forum to network and share best practices and 2) MCLE programs tailored to the specialized needs of public entity attorneys.  The Section will identify and analyze issues affecting public attorneys and provide MCLE programs taught by knowledgeable and experienced practitioners that cover a range of issues.

Executive Committee
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Byron Toma

Chair

Office of the General Counsel, BART
300 Lakeside Drive – 23rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94604
(510) 464-6025
btoma@bart.gov
byronktoma@comcast.net

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Andrew S. Huang

Vice Chair

Associate Chief Counsel
Department of Fair Employment and Housing
Telephone: (916) 207-8338
Andrew.Huang@dfeh.ca.gov

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Vacant

Secretary
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Wesley Cheung

Member
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Aimee Hamoy

Member

Partner
Burnham Brown, APLC
1901 Harrison Street, Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612
510-835-6815
ahamoy
@burnhambrown.com

Selia Warren

Selia Warren

Member

Senior Deputy City Attorney
Office of the City Attorney, City of Oakland
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Sixth Floor
Oakland, California 94612
(510) 238-6524
swarren
@oaklandcityattorney.org

Hadassah

Hadassah Hayashi

Staff Liaison

Deputy Director
1000 Broadway, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94607
hadassah@acbanet.org
(510) 302-2200