Orinda lawyer named to anti-discrimination panel

An Orinda attorney was named today to the Fair Employment and Housing Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Dale BrodskyDale Brodsky, 60, of Orinda, since 2002 has been a partner at Beeson, Tayer and Bodine – a law firm with offices in Oakland and Sacramento that represents labor unions and collectively-bargained employee benefit plans – where she specializes in representing public school employees and private sector plaintiffs in employment-related matters.

She was associate editor for the California Public Employee Relations Journal from 2000 to 2002, and maintained her own law office from 1997 to 2002. Brodsky was an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law from 1997 to 2001 and a teacher at Ygnacio Valley High School from 1992 to 1996.

Earlier yet, Brodsky was an associate attorney at Saperstein Seligman and Mayeda from 1989 to 1991 and a solo practitioner 1984 to 1988. She served as legal counsel and staff attorney for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing from 1980 to 1983 and as staff attorney for the Fair Employment and Housing Commission from 1978 to 1980.

Brodsky earned a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Stanford University in 1973; a law degree from the University of San Francisco in 1977; and a single-subject teaching credential from Mills College in 1992.

This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Brodsky is a Democrat.

The seven-member commission is a quasi-judicial administrative agency that enforces California civil-rights laws regarding discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations; pregnancy disability leave; family and medical laws; and hate violence.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

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    Overuse of semicolons .