Los Angeles—City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that he has appointed Assistant City Attorney Heather Aubry to be his Special Assistant. In her new role Aubry will join Feuer’s Executve Team, serve as General Counsel to the recently created Department of Civil and Human Rights and lead the City Attorney’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as the City Attorney’s designated Equity Officer.
"I'm delighted that Heather has agreed to accept this challenging new role. Her record of achievement and leadership, both within and outside our office, makes her the ideal person for a job with such broad and important responsibilities," said Feuer. "But Heather is more than the sum of her vast, successful experience. She’s a leader with depth, whose devotion to justice and equality will fuel her daily work as my Special Assistant."
"I am honored that City Attorney Feuer chose me for this position at this important moment in time." said Aubry. "The difficult conversations must continue, all must be heard and we must then take action by working together for a fairer and more just society. I do this following the giant footsteps of my father who was one of this City’s most important voices in social justice and equality." Aubry’s father, Larry Aubry was a renowned activist in the Los Angeles African American community for decades and passed away this May.
"Heather is a beacon of light in the legal profession, who will use her vast talents to bring justice and equity for underrepresented communities," said Capri Maddox, Esq., Executive Director of the Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Department.
Aubry has also been asked to take a leadership role in identifying important opportunities for the City Attorney’s office to continue to stake out positions on key issues, local and national, that speak to inclusion and fairness, whether through litigation, amicus support, legislation or community outreach.
Aubry has a 25-year career with the Office, during which she has worked in the Criminal, Civil and Municipal Branches, including General Litigation and Public Safety General Counsel. Two years ago, she moved to a supervisory role when she was appointed as the Managing Attorney of the Office’s newly formed Cannabis Advice and Litigation Division. Aubry previously served on the Langston Bar Association Board of Directors and for the last four years has served as a Board Member of the Office's Association of Black City Attorneys.