Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, September 29, 2010


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Governor Appoints Labor Commissioner to S.F. Superior Court


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday appointed California Labor Commissioner Angela M. Bradstreet to a judgeship on the San Francisco Superior Court.

Bradstreet, 55, has been the state labor commissioner since 2007, heading the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement within the Department of Industrial Relations.

Before that, she worked for Carroll, Burdick and McDonough for over 25 years, first as an associate from 1981 to 1988 and then as a partner from 1989 to 2007. During her time with the firm, she served as a firm-wide managing partner from 1998 to 2000 and from 2005 to 2007.

A Democrat, Bradstreet was a legal research attorney and judicial clerk for the San Mateo Superior Court from 1980 to 1981 and an articled clerk for Boodle Hatfield in London, England from 1977 to 1979. She earned a master of laws degree from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and attended the University of Bristol in England before joining the California State Bar in 1980.

Bradstreet is a former president of the Bar Association of San Francisco, California Women Lawyers and the Queen’s Bench Bar Association, and is the creator of the No Glass Ceiling Initiative that has been endorsed by over 90 law firms and corporate legal departments. She is a recipient of the California State Bar’s Annual Diversity Award and the Anti Defamation League’s Jurisprudence Award.

She is also the recipient of the Margaret Brent Award, the highest award given by the American Bar Association in recognition of accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and been leaders in advancing women in the legal profession.

Bradstreet was a longtime partner of Tiffany Rystrom, a 32-year member of the State Bar and chair of the California Public Employment Relations Board, who died last year following a battle with cancer.

Compensation for the position is $178,789.


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