In March 2016, Mr. Threet was unanimously selected by the Board of Supervisors to be the first Director of the new Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach. Mr. Threet was selected from a recruitment that attracted 40 highly qualified candidates from across the country following an extensive candidate selection and interview process. He has been a licensed attorney since 1988.
Mr. Threet has had a long and varied career in law and public service that includes working the previous 11 years as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Francisco. Among his duties in that position were working in the Neighborhood & Resident Safety Division, the Affirmative Litigation Task Force, and as General Counsel to the Sunshine Task Force. His duties included litigation protecting consumers, residents, employees, and businesses from illegal business practices; educating and engaging in outreach to community groups, and helping ensure that county departments complied with state and local public records and public meetings laws.
In 2000, Mr. Threet managed the successful political campaign of a neighborhood activist, helping elect Jake McGoldrick county supervisor for the Richmond District of San Francisco. From 2001-2004, he served as McGoldrick’s chief of staff during his initial term as County Supervisor. During this time, Mr. Threet’s projects included a charter amendment establishing a county performance auditor to ensure that county programs were effective in serving the public; a charter amendment making the police commission more responsive to residents, and implementing a community driven process for county budgeting.
Before 2000, he worked as a legislative aide in the Texas State Senate, completed a clerkship with the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, served as a Litigation Attorney with the US Department of Justice, and as a contract attorney with the Northern California U.S. Attorney’s Office.