Kanwalroop Kaur Singh

Deputy County Counsel

Kanwalroop Kaur Singh joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2022.  She is a member of the Public Safety and Justice team, where she advises law enforcement agencies and criminal justice agencies.  She also represents the County in a variety of civil matters, as a member of the Civil Rights, Tort, and Employment Litigation team.  Prior to joining the Office, Kanwalroop was a Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Rights Enforcement Section at the California Department of Justice, as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program. There, she investigated law enforcement agencies regarding unconstitutional policing practices and defended the State of California’s civil rights laws against challenges in federal court.  She also advised the State of California’s Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans and wrote portions of the Task Force’s 2022 Interim Report, which was presented to the California State Legislature.

Kanwalroop’s professional expertise includes:

  • Civil litigation
  • Civil rights law and compliance
  • Government investigations
  • Criminal justice reform
  • Critical race studies

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, J.D., 2020
    • Articles Editor, UCLA Law Review
    • UCLA Law Public Interest Award
    • Co-President, South Asian Law Students Association
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., Distinction in General Scholarship, 2014

Professional Associations

  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2022-Present)
  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (2022-Present)

Prior Experience

  • Deputy Attorney General in the Civil Rights Enforcement Section, California Department of Justice (2020-2022)

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