Erin Kunze

Deputy County Counsel

Erin Kunze joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2023.  She is a member of the Labor and Employment team and the Equal Opportunity and Employment Investigations team.  Erin advises County departments on labor relations and employment matters.  Prior to joining the County, Erin worked in private practice representing California public agencies in all areas of labor and employment law, including employee pensions, benefits, wage and hour, labor relations, and related matters.  She regularly advises on best employment practices, as well as preventing and responding to harassment, discrimination, and retaliation in the workplace.

Erin’s professional expertise includes:

  • Disability interactive process
  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Public employee pensions
  • Employee leaves
  • Labor relations under the Meyers-Milias Brown Act (MMBA)
  • Wage & hour
  • Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act)
  • California Public Records Act (CPRA)


  • Suffolk University, J.D., cum laude, 2010
    • Public Service International Fellow (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia)
    • Managing Editor, Journal of High Technology Law
  • Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, with distinction, 2004

Prior Experience

  • Attorney at Liebert Cassidy Whitmore (2013-2023)
  • Law Clerk at UC College of the Law, San Francisco, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (2013)
  • Associate Director at California Lawyers for the Arts (2012)
  • Legal Research Attorney at Superior Court of California, San Francisco (2011)

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