New Motor Vehicle Board Members
Kathryn E. Doi
President, Public Member
Kathryn Ellen Doi, a Public Member and designated attorney appointment, was re-elected to serve a second year as the Board's President in 2020. Ms. Doi was first appointed to the Board by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in September 2013, and was reappointed in March 2017. Ms. Doi is also a member of the Board's Executive Committee and previously served on the Fiscal Committee, the Legislative Committee, and served two years as the Board's Vice President.
Ms. Doi is a partner in the Sacramento office of the business law firm Hanson Bridgett LLP, where she represents healthcare providers in reimbursement and other regulatory matters involving the California Department of Health Care Services or private commercial payors, including administrative appeals, arbitrations, and litigation in the state and federal courts. Ms. Doi is an AV® Peer Review Rated lawyer, the highest rating given by Martindale—Hubbell for legal ability and ethical standards. She was named a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2004 and 2011—2019.
Ms. Doi previously served the State of California as a Senior Deputy Legal Affairs Secretary in the Office of Governor Gray Davis. She also served as Counsel to the Secretary of the Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency under the Davis Administration, ensuring agency compliance with state and federal laws and overseeing agency rulemaking. Prior to joining the Davis Administration, Ms. Doi served as Staff Counsel to the Commission on Judicial Performance where she investigated and evaluated alleged ethics violations by California state court judges. Prior to her government service, Ms. Doi worked in private practice and clerked for a federal judge. Ms. Doi received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and her J.D. from the University of California, Davis. Ms. Doi's term will expire in January 2021.