Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. March 2021, Volume 35, No. 2



New Managing Editor Phyllis W. Cheng

Phyllis W. Cheng is a neutral at ADR Services, where she mediates labor and employment, civil rights and other matters. She also serves on the mediation panels of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, where she leads its mediation practice group. Ms. Cheng was director of the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing in the administrations of Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown, as well as a member of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission, Comparable Worth Task Force, and Commission on the Status of Women. She was a partner at DLA Piper’s Employment Group, of counsel at Littler Mendelson, and associate at Hadsell & Stormer. She also served as a senior appellate court attorney at the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Seven, and was deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Enforcement Section. Long associated with this Section, Ms. Cheng formerly served on our Executive Committee as a member and advisor, and was editor-in-chief of this publication. For 18 years, she has continuously written a column on Cases Pending before the California Supreme Court for the Law Review. In addition, she is co-editor of California Fair Housing and Public Accommodations (The Rutter Group Civil Litigation Series), writer of our California Labor & Employment Case Law Alert for 14 years, and contributor to California Employment Litigation (The Rutter Group California Practice Guide) and other publications. The State Bar named her its 2014 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Cheng received her B.A. and M.Ed. from UCLA, J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, and Ph.D. from USC, where she was a James Irvine Fellow.

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