Jerrilyn Malana serves as a Chief Deputy/Special Advisor with the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, where she advises on human resources matters and civil litigation issues. Prior to joining the DA’s Office, Jerri spent over 16 years as an employment law attorney and shareholder with Littler Mendelson. She has served in multiple leadership positions for various organizations, and devotes a significant portion of her volunteer time on community and civic matters. Jerri is a past President of the San Diego County Bar Association. She currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Bench-Bar Coalition with the Judicial Council of California. Jerri is active with the California Civic Learning Partnership for San Diego County, which seeks to improve civic learning in grades K to 12. She is a Trustee for the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Foundation, and the immediate past President of the UCSD Alumni Association. Jerri is a former member of the State Bar of California’s Council on Access & Fairness, which is the Bar’s “think tank” on diversity. She has been recognized on the list of The Best Lawyers in America, and by Super Lawyers and the San Diego Daily Transcript. Jerri has been honored by various organizations for her work in the community including being named a Trailblazer by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Jerri obtained her law degree from California Western School of Law. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCSD, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Chaminade University.