Hayley A. Reynolds

Deputy County Counsel

Hayley Reynolds joined the office of the County Counsel in 2018.  She is a member of the Public Safety and Justice section.  She advises the County on a broad array of public law issues, including contracting, compliance, public governance, and policy initiatives.

Before joining the office, Hayley completed a clerkship for the Magistrate Judge Susan van Kuelen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Prior to her clerkship, she was a litigation associate at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she litigated employment, intellectual property, anti-trust cases.  Her pro bono practice at the firm involved juvenile mental health services, civil rights, and immigration, including successfully obtaining asylum for two clients.  She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at U.C. Hastings, teaching a moot court course for first year law students.  

Hayley’s professional expertise includes:

  • Government contracting and investigations
  • Immigration
  • Pretrial detention
  • Intellectual property


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., cum laude​, 2015
    • ​Senior Production Editor, ​Hastings Law Review
    • Student Advocate, Hastings Appellate Project
    • Board Member, Moot Court​
  • American University, B.A., 2009

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk to Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen, United States District Court for the Northern District of California (2017-2018)
  • Associate at O'Melveny & Myers (2015-2017)
  • Legal Coordinator, Center for Science in the Public Interest (2009-2010)
  • National Public Radio (2009)

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