Herrera Appoints SF Attorney, Nonprofit Exec to top Spot in City Attorney’s Office

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced the appointment of San Francisco attorney and nonprofit executive Moira Walsh to a top post in his office.

Walsh will serve as managing attorney, one of three executive positions reporting directly to Herrera.

She will be responsible for overall resource allocation and service delivery for city officials and departments, with oversight of office operations and administration of the department’s highly complex $76.2 million budget, officials said today.

“This role is critical in the operation of our office and I am confident that with Moira’s experience in the legal and non-profit sectors, she will be an extremely valuable resource in our office as we continually strive to better serve the people of San Francisco,” Herrera said in a statement today.

Walsh today in a statement called the new position an “incredible opportunity.”

“I’m grateful to City Attorney Herrera, and am excited to combine my legal experience with my community service for the benefit of San Francisco, the city where I was born and raised,” she said.

Walsh served for ten years as the chief operating officer and associate executive director of the nonprofit Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, according to the city attorney’s office. She has also served as special projects consultant for the organization, which provides grants for the alleviation of poverty.

Previously, she was also a partner with San Francisco law firm Carr, McClellan, Ingersoll, Thompson and Horn, and practiced bankruptcy and creditors’ rights law for more than 12 years. She has also served on the boards for several nonprofit groups including the Thomas J. Long Foundation, the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation and the San Francisco Waldorf School.

Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

Please make sure your comment adheres to our comment policy. If it doesn't, it may be deleted. Repeat violations may cause us to revoke your commenting privileges. No one wants that!