Gabriel Sandoval, Councilmember

Councilmember Gabriel Sandoval has been a partner at Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud and Romo since 2013. He served as senior advisor and director of policy at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Sandoval served as senior counsel in the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education from 2010 to 2011. He was deputy legal counsel in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa from 2005 to 2010.

Mr. Sandoval was directing deputy city attorney and special assistant city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office from 2003 to 2005. He was special counsel to the secretary of legal affairs and special assistant of community and intergovernmental relations in the Office of Governor Gray Davis in 2003 and deputy political director for the Governor Gray Davis Committee in 2002. He was an associate at O’Melveny and Myers LLP from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Sandoval was California constituencies director for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carlos R. Moreno at the U.S. District Court, Central District of California from 1998 to 1999.

Mr. Sandoval was community affairs coordinator and special assistant to the president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1994 to 1995. He was a caseworker and community liaison in the Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra in 1994 and a policy assistant at the National Immigration Forum from 1993 to 1994. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School.

Appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom, Mr. Sandoval’s term expires January 1, 2021.