Adjunct Professor Burk Delventhal currently serves as the Chief Deputy, Government Law Division in the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office. He is responsible for overseeing legislative drafting, opinion writing and litigation involving constitutional, municipal law and public policy issues. In addition to working with the Office of the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors and the City Controller on a wide range of issues, specifically responsible for oversight of the teams in the City Attorney's Office that provide advice and representation to city agencies in the following areas: construction, procurement contracts and intellectual property, energy, environment, ethics and elections, general government, labor relations, land use, the port, public transportation, public utilities, real estate and finance, retirement and workers' compensation, the airport, taxation and telecommunications.
Professor Delventhal represents the City Attorney on the Legal Advocacy Committee of League of California Cities and the Legal Oversight Committee of the County Counsel Association.
Additionally, he was the recipient of the California State Bar's recognition as the 2013 Public Lawyer of the Year and the recipient of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) as its Charles S. Ryne Lifetime Achievement Award. The recognition, awarded only on rare occasions, is the highest professional for local government attorneys in North America. Professor Delventhal is a graduate of Hastings College of the Law, a member of Order of the Coif and the Thurston Society.
His major litigation includes:
His major legislative work includes: