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LAS-ELC Welcomes Diane Webb as Chief Program Officer
We are delighted to announce that Diane Webb has joined the LAS-ELC team as Chief Program Officer (CPO). Having begun her legal career at LAS-ELC in 1998 as a John A. Sutro Public Service Fellow, Diane returns to our organization from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where she was a litigation partner from 2006-2014.
As CPO, Diane will work to ensure that LAS-ELC’s programs reflect a model of long-term sustainability consistent with the organization’s mission. “Diane’s expertise in litigation and the practice of law in general and her longstanding commitment to social justice and public service are truly inspiring and will make her an excellent leader at LAS-ELC”, said Joan Graff, LAS-ELC President. “It is an honor for us to welcome Diane back to the LAS-ELC team.”
During her time at Morgan Lewis, Diane’s work focused on complex litigation matters, with an emphasis on class actions concerning antitrust, unfair competition, false advertising, interference, , and fraud, with an emphasis on healthcare, real estate, retail, and technology.
She was also part of Morgan Lewis’s Pro Bono Committee where she represented bono clients and supervised attorneys working to obtain U-Visas for victims of domestic violence, pursuing asylum for political refugees, overcoming discrimination at various California schools, and expunging and sealing criminal records.
As a John A. Sutro Public Service Fellow at LAS-ELC from 1998-1999, Diane developed a legal services program that concentrated on child labor issues and the rights of youth in the workplace. She also litigated select cases dealing with wage and hour, sexual harassment, and workplace safety and health issues, and she developed a youth employment law curriculum and conducted “know-your-rights” trainings at high schools and other sites.
In addition to her many impressive professional endeavors, Diane has also taught legal ethics as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in Spring 2013 and at the University of San Francisco School of Law for several semesters.
Diane earned her J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she received a number of awards.