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BLSA, WSL, CLP & the Levin Center Present: Barbara J. Parker and Dianne Millner of the Oakland City Attorney's Office


February 21, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 230


City Attorney Barbara J. Parker, the first African American woman elected to city-wide offi ce in Oakland, was elected in November 2012. Ms. Parker graduated from Harvard Law School in 1975 and has practiced law at every level of government, including as an Assistant United States Attorney, and in the private sector for two law firms and two international corporations. She worked her way up in the City Attorney’s Offi ce beginning as a labor/employment attorney, then serving as supervising attorney of the Labor/Employment unit, and for more than 10 years as second in command, Chief Assistant City Attorney, until she was appointed as City Attorney by the City Council in July 2011.

Dianne Millner, a 1975 graduate of Stanford Law School, serves as Senior Deputy City Attorney for the City of Oakland. Dianne’s career trajectory has included working as an associate at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman); co-founding Ocampo, Millner & McGee (which, at 30 attorneys, became the largest minority-owned fi rm in the western United States); working as a partner at Steefel, Levitt & Weiss (merged into Manatt, Phelps & Phillips); and serving as Assistant City Attorney for the Port of San Francisco and Legal Editor at California Continuing Education of the Bar.