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Richard H. Llewellyn, Jr. Biography

Richard H. Llewellyn, Jr.

Rich Llewellyn was confirmed as the City Administrative Officer for the City of Los Angeles in February 2018, after serving in the position in an interim capacity since February 2017. Rich reports directly to the Mayor and the City Council. As the 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 for the proprietary departments of Department of Water and Power, Airports, 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, Rich has served on numerous boards of non-profit organizations. Rich received his undergraduate degree in Accounting, summa cum laude, at Duke University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, at Harvard Law School. Rich passed the Uniform CPA examination and is a member of the bar of the State of California and the District of Columbia (inactive).

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