Delgadillo Names New Chief Deputy and Criminal Branch Chief
City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo today announced he has drawn from the upper ranks of Federal law enforcement and city government in making two important high-level appointments to begin the second term of his administration.
Delgadillo named Richard I. Llewellyn Jr. as Chief Deputy City Attorney. Llewellyn, a former litigator at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., moved to Los Angeles to join the firm Riordan & McKinzie. His career in public service began when he joined the staff of Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman, where he was instrumental in the formulation of the Kolts Commission. That work resulted in a comprehensive review of the "use of force" procedures at the Sheriff's Department. Llewellyn served for six years as Special Counsel to former Los Angeles County District Attorney Gil Garcetti, restructuring the office to drastically improve crime prevention efforts and at the same time expanding outreach to the community. He has continued this innovative work in his most recent position as Chief of Staff to 13th District Councilman Eric Garcetti. With this experience, Llewellyn will be able to bring a new vision to the position of Chief Deputy that draws from years of legislative and legal experience.
Grabbing the reins of the Criminal Branch of the City Attorney's Office will be Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey Isaacs, the deputy chief of the Major Frauds Section in Los Angeles. Isaacs has been involved in many of the major white-collar prosecutions in Los Angeles
during the past decade. Among his significant cases are prosecutions of former MGM Chairman Giancarlo Parretti, former Arizona Governor J. Fife Symington and the French bank Credit Lyonnais, which resulted in a record $775 million settlement and solidified his reputation as a
tenacious and dedicated prosecutor.
"Our ability to draw talent of the caliber of the Rich and Jeff is a testament to the innovative legal work being done by the lawyers on our staff," Delgadillo said. "I'm counting on both of them to help push the already high bar to a whole new level as we endeavor to make Los Angeles
a safer, better place to live and dream."
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