Nossaman LLP

Clothilde V. Hewlett

Partner

T 415.438.7254
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Clothilde Hewlett is a public policy attorney and national leader on diversity who applies a powerful blend of negotiation and facilitation to forward her clients' interests on the development of major projects. Ms. Hewlett assists clients with policy issues in California and at the federal level, across several industries, from clean technology, water, and infrastructure. She also assists clients to obtain government funding and contracts. Ms. Hewlett facilitates the creation of public-private partnerships in the areas of transportation, infrastructure, clean technology, and real estate by assisting with the integration of legal and political issues.

Ms. Hewlett also has significant investigative and criminal litigation experience. Her successful approach to communicating the client perspective to government officials, legislators, the media, and the general public is attributed to her significant public service experience at the state level in Sacramento and at the county and city levels in the Northern California Bay Area.

Ms. Hewlett served as a peace officer and special prosecutions investigator for the San Francisco District Attorney's office. As an Assistant District Attorney, she prosecuted high profile special prosecutions and career criminal cases. She was Director of Moral Determinations for the State Bar of California managing the investigation and litigation of admission to practice law in California, and also served as San Francisco Police Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco.

She has served under California governors Deukmejian and Davis, specifically as a member of the California Council on Criminal Justice, Undersecretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency, and as Interim Director of the Department of General Services. As Undersecretary and Interim Director of the Department of General Services, Ms. Hewlett was responsible for the State's real estate, information technology, clean technology, and procurement and implemented procurement reform for agencies throughout California.

She has been repeatedly honored both for her public sector service and for her leadership in business and community circles.

Awards & Honors

Named one of the "Most Powerful and Influential Women in California" by the National Diversity Council, 2013

Named to The Recorder's list of "2012 Women Leaders in Law," 2012

Bar Association of San Francisco, Award of Merit, 2011

Cal Alumni Association (CCA), University of California, Berkeley, "Excellence in Service Award" recipient, 2010

Inducted into the "Forever Influential Honor Roll" by the San Francisco Business Times, 2010

Named one of the "Most Influential Women in Business" in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, 2006, 2008

San Francisco League of Women Voters, Women Who Could Be President Award, 2008

Wiley Manuel Law Foundation Legal Pioneer Award, 2006

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Women Leading Change Award, 2005

Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy, Adhama Award, 2005

Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, 2003

National Association of Women Business Owners, San Francisco Chapter, President's Award, 2003

California State Senate and Assembly Resolution for exemplary service, 2003

California State Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Executive Leadership Award, 2002

California Black Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award, 2001

Association of Northern California Black Women Lawyer's Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000

Latino Journal's Excellence in Public Service Award, 2000

Commission on the Status of Women Leadership Against Domestic Violence Award, 1999

Hearst Journalism Award, 1995

San Francisco Police Department Award for Bravery, 1994

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Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1979, California Law Review Member

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1976

Admissions

California

Professional Affiliations

California Bar Foundation, Member of Board of Directors

Black Women Lawyers of Northern California (BWLNC)

San Francisco 49'ers Foundation, Member of Board of Directors

Soka University of America, Member of Board of Trustees

University of Southern California, Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP), Member of Advisory Board

Women's Foundation of California, Former Vice Chair of the Governing Board of Directors

Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation, Former Member of Board of Directors

Legal Momentum, Former Member of Board of Directors

California Science Center Foundation, Former Member of Board of Trustees

University of California, Berkeley Alumni Association, Former Member of Board of Directors

San Francisco Police Commission, Former Member of the Commission 

Awards & Honors

Named one of the "Most Powerful and Influential Women in California" by the National Diversity Council, 2013

Named to The Recorder's list of "2012 Women Leaders in Law," 2012

Bar Association of San Francisco, Award of Merit, 2011

Cal Alumni Association (CCA), University of California, Berkeley, "Excellence in Service Award" recipient, 2010

Inducted into the "Forever Influential Honor Roll" by the San Francisco Business Times, 2010

Named one of the "Most Influential Women in Business" in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times, 2006, 2008

San Francisco League of Women Voters, Women Who Could Be President Award, 2008

Wiley Manuel Law Foundation Legal Pioneer Award, 2006

National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Women Leading Change Award, 2005

Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy, Adhama Award, 2005

Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce Small Business Advocate of the Year Award, 2003

National Association of Women Business Owners, San Francisco Chapter, President's Award, 2003

California State Senate and Assembly Resolution for exemplary service, 2003

California State Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Executive Leadership Award, 2002

California Black Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award, 2001

Association of Northern California Black Women Lawyer's Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000

Latino Journal's Excellence in Public Service Award, 2000

Commission on the Status of Women Leadership Against Domestic Violence Award, 1999

Hearst Journalism Award, 1995

San Francisco Police Department Award for Bravery, 1994

     
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