Jo Anne Frankfurt, Supervising Attorney Mediator

Jo Anne Frankfurt trains and mentors mediators as well as conducts highly complex mediations. She also has taught for a number of years at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Law, an institution nationally recognized as a leading school in the field of mediation. Before joining DFEH, Jo Anne presided over Fair Employment and Housing Act cases as an Administrative Law Judge at the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. Prior to the Commission, she litigated employment discrimination cases. Jo Anne has extensive employment law experience. She has authored numerous articles, has spoken extensively around the country and has provided subject matter consultation to the California State Legislature. Jo Anne works in the Dispute Resolution Division’s Fremont office.