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Raquelle de la Rocha

Raquelle de la Rocha, American lawyer, educator, state agency administrator. Bar: California 1987, United States District Court (central, northern and southern districts) California, 1987, Court of Appeals (9th circuit) 1987. Named Woman of the Future Comision Feminil Los Angeles, 1995, Woman of the Year Mexico American Opportunity Foundation, 1996; recipient Lintz award San Fernando Valley Bar Association, 2000.

Background

  • Rocha, Raquelle de la was born on March 11, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Philosophy cum laude, University of California at Los Angeles, 1983. Juris Doctor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987.

    Career

    • Legal clerk to Honorary Elwood Lui California Court Appeal. Attorney O'Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, 1987-1989. Supervising attorney Saperstein & Seligman, 1989.

      Trial counsel State Bar California, 1990, senior litigator, 1991. Lecturer School Law, University of California at Los Angeles, 1991-1996. Of counsel Ballard, Rosenberg & Golper, Universal City, California, 1996-2001.

      Partner Lamb & Baute, Los Angeles, 2001—2003. Adjunct professor Pepperdine School of Public Policy, Malibu, California, since 2003. Member Los Angeles Police Commission, 1999-2001, vice president, 2000-2001, president, 2001.

      Commissioner California Parks Commission, 2001-2005, vice chair, 2003-2004. Visiting assistant professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1996-2002.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: California 1987, United States District Court (central, northern and southern districts) California, 1987, Court of Appeals (9th circuit) 1987.

    Membership

    Member Los Angeles City Commission Status Women, 1990-1991. Trustee Los Angeles chapter Leukemia Society of America, 1990-1991. Judge pro tempore E. Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1990-1994.

    Member program advisory committee United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1991. Commissioner Los Angeles Board Civil Service Commissioners, 1991-1993, vice president, 1992-1993. Commissioner California Fair Political Practices Commission, 1993-1995.

    Board directors Treepeople, 1993-1994. President Los Angeles City Ethics Commission, 1995-1997, vice president, 1998-1999. Member governing board Encino/Tarzana Regional Medical Center, 1997-2001.

    Member California Advisory Commission on Domestic Violence, 2001. Member American Bar Association (member standing committee election law 1998-2001), Mexico American Bar Foundation (board directors), Mexico American Bar Association Los Angeles (board directors 1992), University of California at Los Angeles Law Alumni Association (board directors 1993-1997).

    Connections

    • Married Daniel J. Bussel. Children: Sarah, Hannah, Eli Javier.
    • spouse: Daniel J. Bussel
    • children: Sarah Rocha
    • Hannah Rocha
    • Eli Javier Rocha
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    Born March 11, 1958
    (age 58)
    • 1983
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1987
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1987 - 1989
      attorney, O'Melveny & Myers
    • 1989
      supervising attorney, Saperstein & Seligman
    • 1991 - 1996
      lecturer, School Law
    • 1996 - 2001
      of counsel, Ballard
      Universal City, Texas, United States
    • 2001 - 2003
      partner, Lamb & Baute
    • 2003
      adjunct professor, Pepperdine School of Public Policy
      Malibu, California, United States
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