An attorney by profession since 1986, Claudine brings a unique combination of experiences to serve her clients’ legal as well as regulatory and community affairs needs.
Claudine started her civil and general business practice as Of Counsel to the Law Offices of Willie L. Brown, Jr., then Speaker of the California State Assembly. Over the years, her legal experiences included her work in the Office of the City Attorney as well as with former prosecutor and acclaimed trial attorney David J. Millstein.
Aside from her legal and consulting practice, Claudine also has a keen interest in public policy. She has been appointed to serve on a number of local and state government boards and commissions. Currently, she is a director of the Treasure Island Redevelopment Authority, a position she has held for over seven years. Some of her previous appointments included her service as a director of the California World Trade Commission and a trustee of the California Housing Finance Agency. A dedicated Democrat, Claudine was previously elected to serve on the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee for two terms. Presently she is a member of the California Democratic Central Committee as an appointee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Read more about Claudine’s community experience and achievements.
In addition, Claudine has twenty years’ history of being a community leader and activist. She has served in leadership position on numerous nonprofit boards and has attained knowledge in a wide variety of areas, including: youth and education, housing finance, international trade and commerce, healthcare, historic preservation, urban planning and development. In every one of the organizations Claudine has served, she has played a pivotal leadership role in achieving the organization’s goals and putting the organization in a better position. Read more about Claudine’s public service experience.
Currently, Claudine chairs RENEW SF, a neighborhood planning organization that focuses on improving the Northeast and waterfront of San Francisco. She is also a director on the board of North Beach Citizens, Pathway for Kids, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research (SPUR). In addition, she serves as the legal counsel to the Organization of Chinese Americans San Francisco Bay Chapter and is also a member of the A&PI Wellness Center Leadership Council. As founder and chair of San Francisco’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee, Claudine coordinates the City’s annual celebration of APA Heritage Month.
Born in Hong Kong, Claudine is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California Hastings College of the Law.