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Lunch Talk with Tom Saenz of MALDEF

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February 2, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm

Room 280A
Tom Saenz of MALDEF Thomas A. Saenz, a nationally recognized civil rights attorney, currently serves as President and General Counsel of MALDEF. Previously, as Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Saenz served on the four-person executive team to the mayor, where he provided legal and policy advice on major initiatives. During his four-year tenure with the City of Los Angeles, Saenz helped to lead the legislative effort to change the governance of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the effect of which has been to take the City a step closer to securing a quality education for all students in Los Angeles. Saenz also served as the lead liaison on labor negotiations, with a goal of addressing serious financial challenges in partnership with the City’s workers.