LOS ANGELES, February 18, 2019 — Whitney Jones Roy, a partner of the Los Angeles office of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, has been elected Board Chairperson of the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Whitney succeeds David Bishop of David Bishop Media, who served three years as Board Chairman and remains on the Board. Whitney has served on the Food Bank Board of Directors since 2012.
The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank was founded in 1973 and has distributed more than 1.5 billion pounds of food and product since inception. In 2019, the Food Bank increased the food distributed by 20 percent from the previous year. Nearly 82 million pounds were distributed through 600 partner agencies and Food Bank programs, which is the equivalent of 66 million meals.
Whitney has 19 years of experience representing clients in complex business litigation and environmental litigation matters. She has also developed a specialty relating to products liability, Proposition 65, and CERCLA. Whitney’s clients come from a broad spectrum of industries including energy, financial services, insurance, real estate, construction, and pharmaceuticals.
Whitney has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and as a Female Powerbroker by Law360. Whitney is also the founder of Sheppard Mullin’s Los Angeles Women Lawyers Group and served as the Office Managing Partner for the Los Angeles office from 2009 to 2017. Whitney earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and her B.A. degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Away from the office, Whitney is the proud mother of preschooler Logan and third-grader Austin. She resides with her boys and husband, Jeff, in Brentwood.
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