I would count it an honor to serve on the SCMA Board. I have been a member of SCMA since 2012 and within the last year, have completed the SCMA Mentoring program and participated in the SCMA public service video. I also helped organize and facilitated the 2016 SCMA Annual Employment Mediation Institute and started the SCMA South Bay Professional Development Group.
I am a 20 year practicing employment and labor law attorney, mediator and arbitrator, with my own law firm in downtown Los Angeles. I also am an Instructor in the UCLA Extension Human Resources Certification program, and an independent, third-party investigator, focusing on workplace and Title IX investigations.
I am a member of the Los Angeles County Equity Oversight Panel, the American Arbitration Association of Mediators and Arbitrators, and the United States District Court Mediation Panel. I also have served as a volunteer with the courts. I also am a member of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and am active in the Association of Workplace Investigators.
Among other honors, in 2010, I was named by the Daily Journal as a “Top California Employment Lawyer” and have consistently been named a Southern California Super Lawyer since 2011.
In addition to the practice of law, I am active in the greater Los Angeles community and have served on numerous public sector and non-profit boards focused on access and opportunities for small businesses, women, individuals with disabilities, and people of diverse backgrounds.
Thank you for considering my candidacy for the SCMA Board. I hope to have the opportunity to serve the members of this great organization.