Deborah Wilder is a 1981 graduate of
the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College. She worked
as in-house counsel for the Oregon Timber Operator’s Council and
has been in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for more
than 18 years focusing her practice on representing small to mid-size
businesses concerns. She has litigated civil cases in both state
and federal courts and before the National Labor Relations Board.
She is admitted to practice in California, Oregon and before the
United States Supreme Court.
Deborah is also a nationally recognized
expert on the Davis-Baconand Fair Labor Standards Acts, state and
federal prevailing wage law matters. She frequently speaks before
national trade associations and at national conferences on these
and related subjects. Her practice also includes representing the
construction industry in contract disputes, public works, mechanics’
liens and stop notices, as well as high tech and bio tech companies
on compensation, vacation and related employment issues. Deborah
takes an active role in drafting and revising legislation and regulations
on small business issues and has testified before the California
Legislature and Congress.
Deborah is also a member of the Foster
City Council, twice Mayor. She serves as the Chair of the San Mateo
County Library Board,as Co-Chair of the Samceda/P3 Housing Action
Team, a member of the San Mateo County Domestic Violence Council,
San Mateo Criminal Justice Council, the Cities and County Associations
of Government (CCAG), chair of CCAGs finance committee, an
active Girl Scout and community volunteer.