Lesley Pak

Deputy County Counsel

Lesley Pak joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2017 as a member of the General Government section.  She represents the Finance Agency and advises the County in public finance, taxation, public works, and procurement matters.  Before joining the County of Santa Clara, Lesley was a Deputy County Counsel for the County of Sonoma, representing public entity clients in transactional matters and providing legal advice in a broad range of areas including construction, purchasing, and the Public Records Act.  Prior to that, Lesley represented companies in securities and commercial litigation as an associate at a global law firm.  Prior to law school, Lesley was a real property appraiser at the Santa Clara County Office of the Assessor.

Lesley’s professional expertise includes:

  • Finance and taxation
  • Contracting, public works, and procurement
  • California Public Records Act
  • Civil litigation

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    • Executive Editor, Georgetown Law Journal
    • Student Attorney, Harrison Institute for Housing and Community Development
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 2002

Prior Experience

  • Deputy County Counsel at County of Sonoma (2016-2017)
  • Associate Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (2011-2016)

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