Byron McLain (Courtesy photo)

Byron McLain was named to the Los Angeles Police Commission’s Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The 16-member commission is comprised of policy specialists, legal experts, and community leaders who will assist the Police Commission in conducting a comprehensive review of the Los Angeles Police Department policies and procedures and delivering recommendations for reform.

The Advisory Committee is expected to focus its work on a review of discipline and accountability; assessingcurrent policing reform proposals being considered throughout the country; evaluating the implementation of past LAPD reform proposals; examining the LAPD’s recruitment, hiring, retention and training process; and analyzing data collection and retention practices.

“I am honored to be chosen to co-chair this group of esteemed professionals and to begin to do the hard work needed to reform the LAPD and restore community trust,” said McLain.

McLain is a partner, litigator and white-collar criminal defense lawyer in Foley’s Los Angeles office. He is a member of Foley’s Government Enforcement & Investigations Practice and the firm’s Health Care, Cannabis and Sports & Entertainment Industry Teams. Prior to joining Foley, McLain was deputy chief of the General Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California. He also served as a prosecutor in the Major Frauds Section of the Criminal Division, where he investigated and prosecuted white-collar crime.

He is the former president of the John M. Langston Bar Association, current member of the Board of Directors of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and current member of the Board of Trustees for the NALP Foundation.