Patty Tubert joined Mayer Brown in 2009 after over 30 years with the City of Los Angeles. Her practice focuses on governmental, regulatory and administrative law, particularly in the areas of land use, project entitlement and environmental compliance and related matters. Prior to joining the firm, Patty was the Deputy Executive Director of the Department of Airports of the City of Los Angeles and prior to that the Chief Assistant City Attorney of the Municipal Branch for the Office of the City Attorney of Los Angeles.

As the Deputy Executive Director, Patty was responsible for all real estate matters for the Department of Airports at all four airports, Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles/Ontario International Airport, Van Nuys General Aviation Airport and Palmdale Regional Airport, leading the negotiations for major leases, strategic acquisitions and development projects. Before serving as Deputy Executive Director, Patty was the Chief Assistant City Attorney of the Municipal Branch for the City of Los Angeles, supervising more than 150 lawyers providing legal services to City departments and elected officials as diverse as the Department of Water and Power, the Department of Airports, the Harbor Department, the Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency, the Los Angeles City Mayor and the Los Angeles City Council.

Prior to serving as Chief Assistant City Attorney, Patty managed the Airport Division and the Real Property and Environment Division of the City Attorney’s Office. As a result of her positions with the City of Los Angeles, Patty has over 30 years of experience in real estate, environmental and municipal law. Among the major projects she assisted the City and the developer with are: Staples Center, Playa Vista, the LAX Master Plan, Van Nuys City Hall, Porter Ranch and Warner Center. Additionally, she developed the prototype Development Agreement and lease documents for the City of Los Angeles and helped establish the Business Improvement District program for the City. Patty continues to assist the City in a non-legal capacity on governmental, environmental and real estate matters.


Southwestern Law School, JD

University of California, Los Angeles
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  • California


  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California