On March 15th, 2010, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa appointed Munger, Tolles & Olson litigation partner and former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard E. Drooyan to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners.
“Richard Drooyan brings to the Police Commission experience as a seasoned and proven federal prosecutor,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “I am confident Richard will serve with integrity that has become the hallmark of his career.”
Mr. Drooyan, a partner at Munger Tolles since 1999, currently practices civil litigation, internal investigations and white-collar defense at the firm. He has served with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in several capacities for over 14 years, including as the Chief of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles from 1993-1996 and as Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1984-1988 and 1997-1998. Mr. Drooyan has also had a long history with the governance of the police department, having served as a Deputy General Counsel for the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department (the “Christopher Commission”) in 1991 and as General Counsel of the Rampart Independent Review Panel in 2000.