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Deepa Sharma

Deepa Sharma

Associate - Oakland

510.273.8780 t
510.273.8787 d
510.839.9104 f

email dsharma@bwslaw.com
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Deepa Sharma provides litigation and advisory services to a broad range of public and private sector clients throughout California.  

While in law school, Deepa served as a law clerk in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA), which oversees federal grants to state and local transit providers.  She interned at the State of California’s Office of Legislative Counsel, where she assisted in drafting legislation in the areas of energy, environmental, transportation, and education law.  Deepa also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Maria P. Rivera of the California Court of Appeal, and was a staff editor and executive board member for the Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly.

Before law school, Deepa served as a policy aide in the California State Legislature, and worked as a political consultant to various local and statewide campaigns.

Presentations

  • Basics of Land Use Law, APA Northern California 2017 Annual Law and Ethics Sessions, Bay Area Metro Center, April 8, 2017

Publications

  • 2017 Legal Trends, Fall 2017
  • Note, Out of Thin Air: Evaluating the Legality of the Clean Power Plan Under the Equal Sovereignty Principle, (2016)
    43 Hastings Const. L.Q. 949

Recognitions

  • Tony PatiƱo Fellow
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award, Government Law - 2015
  • Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Excellence for the Future Award, Energy Law - 2015
  • Witkin Award, Energy Law - 2015