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Portrait of Tom O’Brien

Tom O’Brien

Senior Vice President and General Counsel


Tom O’Brien is the senior vice president and general counsel of Driscoll’s, a family-owned berry company headquartered in Watsonville, California. He is responsible for human resources, legal, and public affairs. For over 25 years, he has worked at the intersection of law, government, and agriculture. From its beginning along California’s central coast more than a century ago, Driscoll’s has grown to include significant operations throughout the Americas, Europe, China, and Australia. In addition to being a lawyer at national law firms in both California and Washington, DC, he has served as a deputy director of the Washington, DC office of California Governor Gray Davis and was associate administrator of an agency of the US Department of Agriculture. He currently serves on the Public Policy Institute of California’s Statewide Leadership Council. He received his JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis.