Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Attorney Yee Named to Oakland Port Board

Alan Yee, a long-time Oakland-area attorney, has been appointed to the seven-member governing board, which oversees the Port of Oakland.

Yee was nominated to the position by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan on May 5 and unanimously confirmed by the Oakland City Council on May 17. Yee will fill the seat previously held by Commissioner Kenneth Katzoff, a term that expires in July 2014. Port Commissioners normally serve four-year terms.

"Commissioner Yee is a long-time civic leader with significant experience in business litigation including international trade issues," Mayor Quan said. "He has gained unique skills and insights that will directly benefit the Port and City. His track record of accessibility, fairness, and open-mindedness will serve him well in this critical role."

Yee has served as a partner in the Oakland-area law firm of Siegel & Yee for more than 30 years, including litigating commercial cases involving trade and international commerce and representing international trade firms in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In addition to the Port of Oakland, the Board of Port Commissioners oversees the Oakland International Airport, 20 miles of waterfront, and real estate including commercial developments such as Jack London Square, as well as hundreds of acres of public parks and conservation areas.