Chaya Mandelbaum, Chair Chair Chaya Mandelbaum is a partner with Rudy Exelrod Zieff & Lowe LLP. From 2011 to 2014, he served in multiple positions at Sanford Heisler LLP, including senior litigation counsel and associate. He was a trial attorney for the Office of the Solicitor at the United States Department of Labor from 2007 to 2011, where he received the 2011 Federal Executive Board’s Distinguished Federal Service Award and the 2011 Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award. Prior to working for the Department of Labor, Mr. Mandelbaum was an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP from 2005 to 2007, in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Mr. Mandelbaum is vice president of the Scott Raymond Evans Foundation Board of Directors. He earned his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School. Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Mr. Mandelbaum’s term expires January 1, 2021.