LOS ANGELES - City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced the nomination of Andrea Sheridan Ordin, former United States Attorney for the Central District, to the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission.
“Andrea Ordin has devoted her remarkable career in public service to the pursuit of justice. She’s been a groundbreaking leader, tackling tough problems with exceptional integrity, skill and insight,” said City Attorney Feuer. “I’m confident Andrea will play a significant role in advancing the Ethics Commission’s essential mission of helping build public trust in our city’s government and electoral process.”
Andrea Ordin brings forty years of public and private sector leadership to the Ethics Commission, including service at the federal, state and local levels. Ms. Ordin was the first woman ever appointed to serve as United States Attorney for the Central District of California--and only the third to serve as a U.S. attorney in the nation’s history. Ms. Ordin later became Chief Assistant Attorney General for California; was the first woman to serve as Los Angeles County Counsel and was elected President of the Los Angeles Police Commission. Ms. Ordin also has extensive experience in the private sector, including as a Partner and Senior Counsel at Morgan Lewis and Bockius for 18 years. Long-recognized as a leader among her peers, she served as President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from organizations ranging from the Mexican American Bar Foundation and the Women Lawyers of Los Angeles to the American Bar Association.
The City Attorney, Mayor, City Council President, City Council President Pro Tem, and City Controller each appoint one member each to the Ethics Commission.
Feuer is nominating Ms. Ordin for the term ending June 30, 2021. The appointment of Ms. Ordin is subject to review by the Rules, Elections, Intergovernmental Relations, and Neighborhoods Committee and confirmation by the Los Angeles City Council.