Matt Strieker

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Matt Strieker will be our new Executive Director beginning February 23. The search committee unanimously agreed that Matt, an experienced nonprofit leader and community advocate, was the right choice to lead our incredible team at the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ). We were all impressed with his commitment to the community LACLJ serves, his vision for our organization, and we also liked his gregarious and upbeat personality!

Matt was previously the Deputy Director of the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute, the nation’s leading research institute on LGBT law and policy. As Deputy Director, he helped double the Institute’s budget and endowment and raise the Institute’s profile among community leaders, policymakers and the bar. Previously, Matt was a staff attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), where he represented Latino and immigrant clients in constitutional class action litigation.

Please join me in welcoming Matt to LACLJ. I hope you can all meet him soon at our annual dinner in June, or other upcoming LACLJ events.

Damian Martinez
LACLJ Board President