Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer Thursday announced he has appointed an assistant city attorney as his special assistant and general counsel to the recently created Department of Civil and Human Rights.
Heather Aubry will lead the City Attorney’s Office’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as the designated equity officer, Feuer said.
“I’m delighted that Heather has agreed to accept this challenging new role. Her record of achievement and leadership, both within and outside our office, makes her the ideal person for a job with such broad and important responsibilities,” Feuer said. “But Heather is more than the sum of her vast, successful experience. She’s a leader with depth whose devotion to justice and equality will fuel her daily work as my special assistant.”
Aubry has also been tasked by Feuer to take a leadership role in identifying important opportunities for the City Attorney’s Office to continue to stake out positions on key issues, local and national, that speak to inclusion and fairness, whether through litigation, amicus support, legislation or community outreach, Feuer said.
“I am honored that City Attorney Feuer chose me for this position at this important moment in time,” Aubry said. “The difficult conversations must continue, all must be heard and we must then take action by working together for a fairer and more just society.”
Aubry’s father, Larry Aubry was a renowned activist in the Los Angeles African American community for decades, but died in May, according to the City Attorney’s Office.
“Heather is a beacon of light in the legal profession who will use her vast talents to bring justice and equity for underrepresented communities,” said Capri Maddox, the executive director of the Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Department.
Aubry has a 25-year career with the City Attorney’s Office during which she has worked in the criminal, civil and municipal branches, including general litigation and public safety general counsel.
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