G. Allen Brandt

Deputy County Counsel

Allen Brandt joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2017 in the Office’s Litigation section.  His current practice involves civil litigation in state and federal courts, representing the County and individual County employees in a wide variety of civil matters.  Prior to joining the Office of the County Counsel, Allen was an associate in the Litigation section of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, a large corporate law firm.  Allen also spent a year clerking for the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney, a federal judge in the Northern District of California.

Allen’s professional expertise includes:

  • Civil litigation
  • Employment litigation
  • Complex commercial litigation
  • Insurance litigation
  • Securities litigation and internal investigations
  • Federal Indian and tribal law 


  • UCLA School of Law, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2009
    • UCLA Law Review, Managing Editor
    • Indigenous Peoples' Journal of Law, Culture & Resistance, Comments Editor
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., with distinction, 2003

Professional Associations

  • Member, San Francisco Bar Association

Prior Experience

  • Litigation Associate at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP (2010-2011, 2012-2017)
  • Judicial Law Clerk at the United States District Court, Northern District of California (2011-2012)

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