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For Immediate Release: June 20, 2018

The City Council unanimously confirmed Shedrick (Rick) Davis at its meeting today as the newest member of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. He was appointed by Controller Ron Galperin to a five-year term that begins on July 1, 2018, and ends on June 30, 2023.

Commissioner Davis is the Regional Director of the Western Regional Office of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest national organization that is committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, and people with HIV. He previously served as co-chair of Lambda Legal’s Board of Directors and as a founding member of Lambda Legal’s National Leadership Council.

Commissioner Davis has extensive legal experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining Lambda Legal, he served 20 years as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase, in the areas of financial consumer regulation, litigation, consumer bankruptcy, and creditor rights. He also served as an associate attorney at Manning, Leaver, Bruder and Berberich and as a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County.

Commissioner Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Commissioner Davis to the Ethics Commission,” said Heather Holt, the Commission’s executive director. “We look forward to working with him and learning from his multi-faceted expertise.”

The Ethics Commission was created by voters in 1990 to administer and enforce the City laws that help ensure fair and transparent government decisions. It has five part-time commissioners, who serve staggered five-year terms and are appointed by the Mayor, the City Attorney, the Controller, the City Council President, and the City Council President Pro Tem. Commissioner Davis joins Vice President Serena Oberstein, Commissioner Melinda Murray, Commissioner Andrea Sheridan Ordin, and Commissioner Araceli Campos.

The Ethics Commission was created by Los Angeles voters in 1990 to impartially administer and enforce the City’s governmental ethics, campaign financing, and lobbying laws.

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