City Ethics Commission Welcomes Newest Commissioner
Attorney Helen Zukin was confirmed in August by the City Council to serve as the newest member of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission. Zukin was nominated to the Commission by Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo. The seat was previously held by Rabbi Uri Herscher, President and CEO of the Skirball Cultural Center.
Zukin has a distinguished record in public and community service. She serves as temporary judge in the Los Angeles County Superior Court system and served on the State Bar’s Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation for nearly a decade. Additionally, she has been active on the Board of Governors for the Consumer Attorney’s Association of Los Angeles and as a trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation.
A civil litigator, Zukin’s practice has an emphasis on toxic torts, product liability, and environmental property damage. Ms. Zukin holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School.
The City Ethics Commission consists of a five-member panel of part-time volunteers, each of whom is appointed by a different elected official: the Mayor, Council President, Council President Pro Tem, City Attorney, and Controller. Dedicated to upholding the public interest, the Commission shapes, administers and enforces City ethics, campaign finance and lobbying laws to ensure City elections and government decision making are fair, open and accountable.
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