Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has long been one of California's leading lawyers and lawmakers. As L.A.’s chief lawyer and prosecutor since July, 2013, he has been at the forefront of key national issues ranging from gun violence prevention and consumer protection to justice system reform and challenges to federal policies that threaten fundamental rights and public safety.
Feuer is a national leader in preventing gun violence, having written some of America's toughest laws to curb gun violence. He created the City Attorney’s Gun Violence Prevention Unit and has worked aggressively with the LAPD to keep guns out the hands of domestic violence perpetrators, criminals, and children. In a groundbreaking national effort, Feuer joined with the Manhattan District Attorney to co-found and chair Prosecutors Against Gun Violence--an independent, non-partisan coalition devoted to solutions to the public health and safety crisis of gun violence.
Feuer has been active on other key local and national issues: he has combated wage theft, tackled substandard housing, instituted a program to protect immigrants from fraud, and has advanced environmental justice. His office was counsel of record supporting marriage equality, and he leads a coalition of major cities opposing attempts to halt the DACA program. His office has opposed the Muslim Travel Ban, and Feuer himself went to LAX to attempt to secure the release of early detainees.
Feuer has served as Executive Director of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and helped more than 50,000 senior citizens on cases involving nursing home abuse, fraud, access to health care, and Holocaust restitution.
The recipient of dozens of awards for his achievements, including the American Bar Association’s top award for a public sector law office, Feuer has taught at the UCLA School of Law and School of Public Affairs, and was a commentator for NPR. Feuer is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School. He and his wife, Gail Ruderman Feuer, have been married for thirty-four years and have two children, Aaron and Danielle.
Sessions in which Mike Feuer participates
- ACTING NOW: THE IMPERATIVE OF GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION with Mike Feuer, LA City Attorney, Sally Weber, Crisis Response Expert & Adam Friedman, NFTY SAVP. Moderated by Joel Mosbacher. Hotel Irvine - Grand Ballroom - Salon C
- 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes
- General Session