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Tom O’Brien

Tom O’Brien is the senior vice president and general counsel of Driscoll’s, a family-owned berry company headquartered in Watsonville, California. 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, and Australia. As the company’s chief legal officer, he has responsibility for all legal issues affecting the company. For over 25 years, he has worked at the intersection of law, government, and agriculture. 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 received his JD from the UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis.