Clark Hill Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Adds Managing Director and Senior Counsel Eduardo Alfonso Angeles in Los Angeles Office
Los Angeles - Clark Hill today announced that Eduardo Alfonso Angeles has joined as a Managing Director and Senior Counsel in the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs practice in the Los Angeles office. He is a nationally renowned attorney with 30 years of experience in senior level government positions advising on airport regulation, financing, planning and development.
“Eddie is an outstanding addition to the team and brings a depth of knowledge and strength of reputation in the airport/aviation industry that is unparalleled,” said Kevin Kelly, Leader of Clark Hill's Government & Regulatory Affairs Practice. “Eddie is the latest addition to Clark Hill’s expanding group of industry leaders in its Government and Regulatory Business Unit, following the addition of Bobby Babcock as Managing Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs in Dallas, and Anthony Campau as Director of Government Regulation in Washington, D.C. and Detroit, further expanding the group’s government relations and public policy capabilities.”
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Angeles served as General Counsel and Senior Assistant City Attorney at the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) which oversees LAX and Van Nuys Airports, and was an executive member of the legal team responsible for LAX's Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP), one of the largest Public Private Partnership (P3) infrastructure construction projects in the United States. Angeles was also primary counsel for various high profile LAX development projects.
Angeles served as a Presidential Appointee in the Obama Administration as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Associate Administrator for Airports. He oversaw a $3.5 billion annual federal airport grants program and passenger facility charge collections totaling $2 billion. He also managed programs for the national airport planning and development including safety standards, design and engineering, certification, environmental processing, and financing.
He also served in various positions in the Office of the City Attorney in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, including as in-house counsel at SFO, General Counsel of the Fire Department and Police Department, and eventually as the Chief Attorney for Public Protection for the City and County of San Francisco.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to bring my years of government experience within the airport industry to the growing Government and Regulatory Affairs team at Clark Hill,” said Angeles. “I look forward to working with the talented team of attorneys and professionals at the firm and contributing to the already impressive work the firm is doing.”
Angeles earned his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
He is a member of various organizations including the Governing Board of Trustees of the University of California Hastings College of the Law Alumni Association, and has served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at Loyola Law School and the California State University in Los Angeles, and as a Panel Member on the Transportation Research Board.
Among other activities, Angeles has served on the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners and was an elected school board member on the Jefferson Union High School, Governing Board of Trustees. He has won multiple awards, including the Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and the Excellence in Leadership Award from the US Department of Transportation.
Angeles is a member of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California, the Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.
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