Acting Executive Director
Danny Wan was appointed Acting Executive Director by the Oakland Board of Port Commissioners effective July 22, 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Wan held the position of Port Attorney since Dec. 17, 2012. As Port Attorney, Danny Wan has been responsible for advising the Port on a broad range of legal affairs that arise in the conduct of the Port's maritime, aviation, and commercial real estate businesses. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Wan was the City Attorney and Risk Manager for the City of Morgan Hill and served as part of the City's executive management team. He advised the Morgan Hill City Council on all aspects of municipal law, including open meeting laws, ethics, employment law and infrastructure financing and contracting. From 2004-2008, Mr. Wan served as Deputy Port Attorney with the Port of Oakland, being primarily responsible for land use, environmental regulatory compliance, City Charter compliance and inter-agency agreements. Prior to that position, Mr. Wan was an Oakland City Councilmember and he also worked in private law practice, specializing in municipal financing and securities disclosure.