Jerett Yan

Deputy County Counsel

Jerett Yan joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2021 as a member of the Finance and Government Operations team and the Environmental and Land Use team.  He also advises the Assessment Appeals Board.  Before joining the County, Jerett advised public agencies on a variety of litigation and advisory matters including procurement of infrastructure projects using alternative project delivery methods; implementation of taxes, assessments, and fees; code enforcement; and processing applications for land use entitlements.  Prior to that, he investigated and adjudicated complaints regarding discrimination in environmental permitting and enforcement practices as an attorney advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Jerett’s professional expertise includes:

  • Public works and construction
  • Public finance and taxation
  • Public ethics and campaign practices
  • Land use
  • Civil rights and nondiscrimination


  • U.C. Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2012    
    • Senior Articles Editor, Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law
    • President, American Constitution Society
  • Northwestern University, B.A., 2007

Professional Associations

  • Board Member, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (2020-present)
  • Commissioner, Oakland Public Ethics Commission (2019-present)

Prior Experience

  • Senior Counsel at Hanson Bridgett, LLP (2017-2021)
  • Associate at Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP (2015-2017)
  • Law Clerk at Superior Court of California, Los Angeles (2014-2015)
  • Attorney Advisor at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2012-2014)

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