Los Angeles-- Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has named members of his incoming team including his Chief of Staff and Chief Deputy.
"Los Angeles is at a pivotal time in its history and the City Attorney's Office is central to the quality of life of our residents and businesses," said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. "The members of my team have the wide breadth of experience, commitment and passion to help carry out an ambitious agenda to make Los Angeles a better and safer place to live, work, raise a family and visit."
Leela Ann Kapur, Chief of Staff, has 24 years of experience in the Office of the Los Angeles County Counsel, most recently as Chief Deputy. In the County Counsel's Office, she represented and advised the Board of Supervisors, other County officials, departments, agencies and commissions on a wide variety of legal issues. As Chief Deputy, she was responsible for the administration of the office and assisted the County Counsel in managing all of the County’s diverse legal matters.
Jim Clark, Chief Deputy, has more than 38 years of civil litigation experience, was a long-time partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has handled a multitude of complex civil litigation matters at every level of the California and Federal Courts.
Capri Maddox, Special Assistant City Attorney, previously served as a Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney where she worked in the following units: Central Trials, Neighborhood Prosecutor Program, Complex Litigation and General Counsel Section. Before returning to the Office of the City Attorney, she was President of the City of Los Angeles Board of Public Works.
Alex Ponder, Director of Policy and Inter-Governmental Relations, served as Deputy Chief of Staff and District Director for Feuer when he was in the State Assembly. Previously he was a Legislative Advocate for the National League of Cities and Chief of Staff to Los Angeles City Council Member Cindy Miscikowski. He also worked for Feuer when he was on the City Council.
Rob Wilcox, Director of Community Engagement and Outreach, is the former Director of Communications for the California High-Speed Rail Authority, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission and Los Angeles City Controller Laura Chick.
Nicole Carcel, Deputy for Community Engagement and Outreach, was Senior Field Representative for Feuer in the State Assembly.
Feuer recently served six years in the California State Assembly where he was Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee and wrote some of the state's most important public safety, children's health, consumer protection and environmental laws. He previously was a member of the Los Angeles City Council and Executive Director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services.