In addition to her own firm, Angela is on the panel of mediators and arbitrators at Judicate West, a private dispute resolution firm. She also is on the mediation panel for the United States District Court, Central District, and teaches in the mediation programs at USC Gould School of Law and California State University Dominguez Hills.
In recent years, Angela has worked on numerous projects of consequence to the Los Angeles ecosystem, including serving as a co-Administrator for the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) for the City of Inglewood’s So-Fi Stadium; in the wake of the “Me Too” movement, serving as a consultant to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) on critical revisions to its member policies relating to the reporting and investigation of claims of sexual harassment; and serving as the Compliance Manager for the multi-billion dollar LAMP construction project at LAX.
Angela also has been the lead investigator and mediator in numerous national and international cases this past year resulting from the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the #MeToo Movement, and the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in the video gaming and other industries.
In addition to her life as a lawyer, Angela is committed to public and community service and has served on numerous government and public agency boards, including the State of California Board of Barbering & Cosmetology, the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission & Local Government Oversight Commission, and the City of Los Angeles Transportation Commission. She also is a past president for the Southern California Mediation Association and a former Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Board of Trustees.
Currently, Angela serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, the Los Angeles Urban League and Women In Non-Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER). She also serves as an Advisory Board Member of the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute (IBWPPI), and as a founding member of the Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute (LAAWPPI). She also is a past member of the Board of her high school alma mater, the Brentwood School, including several other notable non-profit boards and organizations..
Angela is a graduate of UCLA School of Law, Amherst College, and the Brentwood School of Los Angeles. She also is a graduate of the CORO Fellows program in public policy and public affairs. She obtained her training as a mediator at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Angela considers herself a global citizen and travels abroad frequently both in her business and personal life. She has been fortunate to be a part of travel delegations as a German Marshall Fellow to Europe and the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles Fellowship to Israel.
She is married to retired Los Angeles Department of Transportation Sergeant Steven E. Wright, and outside of work enjoys being a wife, daughter, bonus mom, family member and friend. She enjoys traveling, golfing, bowling, and checking out LA’s latest restaurant scene with friends and family. She also teaches 8th grade Sunday School at her childhood church Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Compton, CA.
Angela is a frequent speaker, published author, blogger and go-to legal analyst on national and local television on employment law and workplace issues and trends.
She is passionate about her work and working with employers and employees to create great, healthy, and thriving workplaces.