Richard H. Llewellyn, Jr., Esq. Biography
Mr. Richard Llewellyn has been the Interim City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles since February 2017. Mr. Llewellyn reports directly to the Mayor and the City Council. As the Interim CAO, his office has direct oversight over the City’s $8.8 billion budget, labor negotiations, debt management and major policy issues as directed by the Mayor and/or City Council, including the proprietary departments of Department of Water and Power, Airport and Harbor.
Prior to this position, Rich served as Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and as a member of Mayor Garcetti’s Executive Staff.
Rich also worked in a variety of governmental and private sector settings, including positions with the Honors Program in the United States Department of Justice, as Chief of Staff to two different members of the Los Angeles City Council, as the Senior Deputy for Legal and Administrative Affairs to a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, as Chief Deputy City Attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and as Associate Counsel to a private business law firm in Los Angeles.
In his private time, Llewellyn has served on numerous Boards of non-profit organizations. Rich Llewellyn received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, at Duke University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, at Harvard Law School. Llewellyn is a member of the bar of the State of California and the District of Columbia (inactive).