11/19/2019

California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Appointments

Dean Fealk, 46, of Piedmont, has been appointed to the California Workforce Development Board. Fealk has been partner and co-chair of the international labor and employment practice at DLA Piper since 2007 and general counsel, honorary chair and co-founder at the Halifax International Security Forum since 2011.  He was an advisor on the Europe and Russia Advisory Committee of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign from 2015 to 2016.  Fealk was an Eisenhower Fellow to China in 2016, a Presidential Leadership Scholar at the Clinton Foundation in 2015 and a Marshall Memorial Fellow to the European Union in 2011.  He was a guest lecturer at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2010 and an associate at Baker & McKenzie from 2005 to 2007.  Fealk was a consultant for the World Bank from 2003 to 2005, an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 and an adjunct law professor at Kyunghee University Graduate School of Law in 2003.  He is chair of the Northern California District Export Council and a board member of the Bay Area Council and the California Business Roundtable.  He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Master of Science degree in government from the London School of Economics.  This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.  Fealk is a Democrat.

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