Nandini K. Iyer

Deputy County Counsel

Nandini Iyer joined the Office of the County Counsel in 2017 and is a member of the Child Dependency Unit.  Nandini advises the Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS) in juvenile dependency matters, including representing DFCS in trials, statutory hearings, mediations, settlement conferences, and other proceedings.  Before joining the Office of the County Counsel, Nandini practiced juvenile dependency law at the County of Alameda’s Office of the County Counsel, and was an associate at Jones Day where her practice focused on government and internal investigations, and privacy compliance.

Nandini’s professional expertise includes:

  • Juvenile dependency law
  • Juvenile dependency mediations, trials, hearings
  • Investigations and compliance
  • Privacy, including data breaches
  • Complex litigation


  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) , J.D., (2010)
    • Herma Hill Kay Fellowship
    • Advocates for Youth Justice
    • Asylum Representation Clinic
    • International Human Rights Law Clinic
    • Board of Advocates (International Law Moot Court)
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (high honors in Philosophy), (2005)

Professional Associations

  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (2014 - present)
  • Co-Chair, Civil Rights Committee, South Asian Bar Association of Northern California

Prior Experience 

  • Deputy County Counsel at the County of Alameda (2016-2017)
  • Associate at Jones Day (2010-2016)

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