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California Association of Black Lawyers Honors Meyers Nave Principal and San Leandro City Attorney Jayne Williams

Meyers Nave is proud to announce that Principal Jayne Williams will be honored by the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) at its annual President’s Reception on April 13. CABL and its President, Vernon C. Goins, will be honoring African-American General Counsels from around the state of California and selected Ms. Williams due to her work as the City Attorney for the City of San Leandro.

“We are proud of Jayne for receiving this prestigious honor,” said David Skinner, Managing Principal of Meyers Nave. “This award exemplifies Jayne’s leadership in the community.”

CABL counts over 6,000 members, including African-American judges, attorneys, law professors, and law students. Its mission is to “promote reform in the laws and administration of justice.”

Ms. Williams previously received the “Loren Miller Award” from CABL. The award is named after the named after the late African American lawyer and judge who was a leader in the civil rights movement.

Along with her city attorney work, Ms. Williams heads the firm’s Crisis Management: Public Policy, Ethics and Investigations Practice Group. She led the Meyers Nave team in the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) confidential internal affairs investigation of the officer-involved shooting death of Oscar Grant. A former Managing Principal of Meyers Nave, she also previously served as the Interim City Attorney for the cities of Stockton and Merced. Before joining the firm, Ms. Williams served at all levels of city government with the City of Oakland, eventually attaining the position of City Attorney, which she held from 1987 to 2000.

With a strong commitment to public service, Jayne is a past president of the City Attorney’s Division of the League of California Cities, among other leadership positions. She is also a sought-after speaker, having given talks for local and national organizations on topics ranging from specific aspects of the law to the importance of public service.