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Finance, Government Operations, and Technology Team

Attorneys

Steve Mitra

Assistant County Counsel

Steve Mitra oversees the Office’s Finance, Government Operations, and Technology Team. He also oversees the County Whistleblower Program.

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Juliana Goldrosen

Lead Deputy County Counsel

Juliana Goldrosen co-Leads the Finance, Government Operations, and Technology Team. She advises the Office of the Clerk of the Board, the Privacy Office, and the Information Security Office.

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Andrew Gottlieb

Lead Deputy County Counsel

Andrew Gottlieb co-Leads the Finance, Government Operations, and Technology Team. He advises the Office of Countywide Contract Management and Technology Services and Solutions.

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Lizanne Reynolds

Lead Deputy County Counsel

Lizanne Reynolds is the Lead of the Environment and Land Use Team and advises the Department of Planning and Development and County departments generally on environmental law and land use matters. She is also the Lead for the Office’s work for the Controller-Treasurer and Department of Tax and Collections.

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Jamila Benkato

Deputy County Counsel

Jamila Benkato represents the County in community protection/civil enforcement administrative proceedings and litigation, and advises the Registrar of Voters.

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Mark Bernal

Deputy County Counsel

Mark Bernal advises the Assessor’s Office, Public Defender’s Office, Alternate Defenders Office, Independent Defense Counsel Office, Office of the County Hearing Officer, and Development Review Board.

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John A. Castro

Deputy County Counsel

John Castro advises the Facilities and Fleet Department, the Roads Department and Roads Commission, and County Sanitation District No. 2-3. He also advises County departments on matters relating to construction and public works.

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Nick DeFiesta

Deputy County Counsel

Nick DeFiesta advises the Registrar of Voters and the Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Robert Fannion

Deputy County Counsel

Robert Fannion advises the Finance Agency, comprising the Controller-Treasurer, the County Clerk-Recorder, and the Department of Tax and Collections.

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Tara Fonseca

Deputy County Counsel

Tara Fonseca advises County departments on criminal justice data sharing, data privacy and security, and technology transactions.

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Aaron Forbath

Deputy County Counsel

Aaron Forbath advises the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District, South Santa Clara County Fire District, Los Altos Hills County Fire District, and Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Management Corporation. He also advises County departments on affordable housing and land use matters.

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Mary Hanna-Weir

Deputy County Counsel

Mary Hanna-Weir advises the Registrar of Voters, Office of Children and Families Policy, Office of Gender-Based Violence Prevention, Office of LGBTQ Affairs, Office of Women’s Policy, and several commissions. She also advises the Santa Clara County Office of Education and certain local school districts on various legal issues.

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Glenn P. Hanzlick

Deputy County Counsel

Glenn Hanzlick advises the Technology Services and Solutions Department.

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Stephanie Jackson

Deputy County Counsel

Stephanie Jackson is a member of the Public Safety and Justice Team and the Finance, Government Operations, and Technology Team.

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Robert Nakamae

Deputy County Counsel

Robert Nakamae advises the Assessor’s Office, Procurement Department, and Technology Services and Solutions.

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Rajiv Narayan

Deputy County Counsel

Rajiv Narayan advises the Finance Agency and represents the County in affirmative litigation matters.

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Lesley Pak

Deputy County Counsel

Lesley Pak advises the Facilities and Fleet Department and Assessment Appeals Board, and advises the Office of the County Executive on contracting matters. She also advises County departments on real estate matters.

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Adrienne Patterson

Deputy County Counsel

Adrienne Patterson advises various County departments within the Finance, Government Operations, and Technology Team, and represents the Department of Family and Children’s Services in juvenile dependency matters.

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Sara J. Ponzio

Deputy County Counsel

Sara Ponzio advises the Procurement Department and County Health System on contracting matters, and the Department of Tax and Collections on various collection efforts.

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Cristina Stella

Deputy County Counsel

Cristina Stella advises the Office of Sustainability, Department of Environmental Health, and Department of Planning and Development.

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Sohayl Vafai

Deputy County Counsel

Sohayl Vafai is a member of the Finance, Government Operations, and Technology Team and the Public Safety and Justice Team.

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Phuntso Wangdra

Deputy County Counsel

Phuntso Wangdra advises the County Health System and the Technology Services and Solutions department.

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Jerett Yan

Deputy County Counsel

Jerett Yan advises the Airports Department, Airports Commission, and the Assessment Appeals Board.

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