Port of Oakland welcomes Yee as new commissioner

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The Port of Oakland recently welcomed its newest port commissioner, Alan Yee, who was nominated by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and confirmed unanimously by the Oakland City Council.

“Commissioner Yee is a long-time civic leader with significant experience in business litigation, including international trade issues,” Quan says. “As an attorney for over three decades in Oakland, 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 will serve through July 10, 2014, filling the seat previously held by Kenneth Katzoff.

“I and my fellow commissioners would like to thank Alan in advance for the energy, time, leadership and ideas he will bring to the commission and port,” says Port Board President James Head. “I also want to thank my colleague, Commissioner Kenneth Katzoff, for his leadership, time, expertise and commitment over the past several years that have resulted in real benefits for our port and the local community.”

Yee has more than 30 years of legal experience as a partner in Siegel & Yee. He has litigated commercial cases involving trade and international commerce, representing businesses in trade with companies in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.