Michael C. Kelley Appointed to Board of Directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Los Angeles – Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to announce that Michael C. Kelley, Managing Partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. The Library Foundation provides critical support to the Los Angeles Public Library, resulting in free programs, resources and services available to thousands of adults, children and youth in Los Angeles.
“It is an honor to be named to the Board of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, an organization which is so central and vital to the City of Los Angeles,” said Mr. Kelley.
“I am so pleased and proud to have Mike join our Board,” said Ken Brecher, President of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. “His leadership will be particularly valuable as we move forward in charting the course for 21st-Century Libraries.”
The Library Foundation of Los Angeles supports and enriches the capabilities, resources and services of the Los Angeles Public Library. Over the years, the Foundation has raised $80 million to help support the Central Library and the 72 neighborhood branches. The Foundation accomplishes its mission through fundraising, advocacy and innovative programs that benefit the diverse community and promote greater awareness of the Library’s valuable resources.
“I am honored and look forward to serving as a Foundation director alongside Mike Kelley,” said Jeff Brown, Board Co-Chair of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. “The support of Sidley Austin will be important for our neighborhood libraries in the years ahead.”
Mr. Kelley has been a partner at Sidley since 1987 and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice has focused on complex civil litigation with particular emphasis on financial litigation in the fields of securities and professional liability.
Established in 1980, Sidley’s Los Angeles office has approximately 160 lawyers, making it one of the largest non-California based law offices in Los Angeles. The lawyers regularly handle matters of substance for Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, entrepreneurial businesses and associations with significant numbers of local, national and global clients. The office’s practice groups include corporate and finance, employment and labor, environmental, intellectual property and technology, insolvency, litigation, real estate and tax.
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