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Phyllis Cheng is on the neutral panels of ADR Services, Inc., U.S. District Court’s Central District of California, and California Court of Appeal’s Second Appellate District.

Having served four California Governors, Phyllis was Director of the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the largest state civil rights agency in the nation, where she oversaw six and seven-figure settlements, established a Dispute Resolution Division, worked on amendments to the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), promulgated regulations, and made over 500 presentations. Phyllis was additionally a Partner at global firm DLA Piper.

Phyllis is co-editor of California Fair Housing and Public Accommodations (The Rutter Group Civil Litigation Series), author of the California Lawyers Association's Labor & Employment Case Law Alert, and contributor to many other publications. The State Bar of California named her its 2012 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year. Inside Counsel Magazine featured her on its May 2014 cover.

Phyllis received her B.A. and M.Ed. from UCLA, J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law, and Ph.D. from USC.

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