Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives
- B.A. Drake University
- J.D. UCLA School of Law
Brenda Suttonwills is the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives at UCLA School of Law and a Lecturer in Labor and Employment Law at UCLA Institute for Research on Labor & Employment. Brenda is a Co-Chair of the ABA Labor and Employment Section’s Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee. She is formerly the Director of Learning Environment and Academic Affairs and the Assistant Director of Public Interest Counseling at UCLA School of Law. Prior to joining UCLA School of Law, Brenda served as Staff Counsel with the California Teachers Association; practiced Labor and Employment Law, at Schwartz, Steinsapir, Dohrmann & Sommers and worked as a Civil Rights Fellow at Litt & Márquez. She was the 2011-2012 Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Section and Chair of the Los Angeles Hotel Diversity Taskforce, where she coordinated the implementation of contract diversity language. She currently serves as an arbitrator and confidential mediator.