Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


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Governor Taps Los Angeles Attorney for Athletic Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday announced his selection of Los Angeles attorney Brian L. Edwards for a position on the California State Athletic Commission.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

Edwards, 48, is the chief operating officer of Relativity Media, an entertainment production and distribution company.

Previously, he was the chief operating officer and general counsel of Mark Burnett Productions from 2009 to May 2011 and the president and chief operating officer at Overnight Productions from 2007 to 2009.

The attorney was the chief operating officer and general counsel at DreamWorks LLC from 2004 to 2007 after serving as the head of legal affairs from 1999 to 2004.

Edwards worked at Greenberg, Glusker, Fields, Claman & Machtinger, as a partner from 1996 to 1999, and as an associate from 1989 to 1996.

He was also a co-executive producer of “The Contender,” a reality television series that followed a group of boxers in an elimination-style competition.

The attorney completed both his undergraduate and law school education at the University of Texas, before joining the California State Bar in 1989.

In other news, the governor has also selected Alameda attorney Christina N. Chung, 41, as special counsel to the Labor Commissioner.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $125,004.

Chung was a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Donna Ryu of the Northern District of California from 2010 to 2011.

Previously, she was a staff attorney in the National Origin, Immigration, and Language Rights Program at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center from 2007 to 2009.

Chung worked at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California as a senior staff attorney from 2006 to 2007, director of the Workers’ Rights Project from 2003 to 2006, and a staff attorney from 2000 to 2003.

She began her legal career as a staff attorney for the Immigrant Welfare Project after attending Stanford University and law school at the University of Michigan, and becoming licensed to practice in 1998.

Edwards and Chung are both registered decline-to-state.


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