Bryan K. Anderson

Deputy County Counsel

Bryan Anderson joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2017.  He represents the County and its employees in federal and state courts in civil litigation, including employment and police civil rights matters.  Before joining the Office, Bryan represented clients in complex commercial and intellectual property disputes. sections.

Bryan’s professional expertise includes:

  • Civil litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Intellectual property licensing and litigation
  • Alternate dispute resolution


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1990
  • University of Iowa, B.A., high distinction, 1987

Professional Associations

  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association

Prior Experience

  • Partner at Sidley Austin, LLP, Palo Alto, California (2003-2017)
  • Partner and Associate at Skjerven Morrill LLP, San Jose, California (1996-2003)
  • Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, California (1993-1996)
  • Associate at Varnum LLP, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1990-1993)

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