San Leandro City Attorney Honored By Legal Paper

Jayne Williams is among 40 Women Leaders In Law cited by the Recorder, a legal publication based in San Francisco.


San Leandro City Attorney Jayne Williams has been named to the 2012 “Women Leaders in Law” list by The Recorder, a legal publication based in San Francisco.

Williams heads the Crisis Management Practice Group for Oakland's Meyers Nave law firm in addition to her role as legal advisor to the City Council.

The Recorder selected 40 female lawyers who have been innovative and active in networking in order to create opportunities for their firms and for others.

Williams began her legal career in 1974 in the City Attorney’s Department for the City of Oakland. She eventually headed the department and served as Oakland’s City Attorney for 14 years.

In 2000, Ms. Williams joined Meyers Nave and served as the firm’s Managing Principal for six years.

During her tenure in the firm’s chief position, Meyers Nave experienced significant growth: opening regional offices in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Santa Rosa; growing the attorney staff to over 80 attorneys; and taking on high-profile matters, notably the confidential internal investigation on behalf of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in the officer-involved shooting death on New Year’s Day in 2008, which attracted attention nationwide and sparked numerous protests. She led the Meyers Nave team in the investigation.

Williams has also been president of the City Attorney’s Division of the League of California Cities and chair of the State Bar’s Public Law Section.

Meyers Nave was founded in 1986 and provides legal services to cities, counties, special districts, school districts, and other public bodies.

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Thomas Clarke September 16, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Is this the same Jayne Williams who led the City of San Leandro in its stand opposing the growth of Faith Fellowship Foursquare Church? Her advice has cost millions in taxpayer dollars that have just gone down the drain.
Summer Hemphill September 17, 2012 at 12:31 AM
The same Jayne Williams who advised the city to defy state law regarding medical marijuana dispensaries ! They ran her out of Oakland & San Leandro should follow their example as her specious legal advise has exposed the city to millions of dollars in potential civil damages due to her incompetence ! Another reason San Leandro needs to clean house this November !!!
anthony September 17, 2012 at 01:14 AM
you sure get around to a lot of patches...do you get paid by the word? By the way the noun is advice.


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