July 2, 2015

ALRB Acting General Counsel Appointed

Mark Woo-Sam, 46, has been appointed acting general counsel of the Agricultural Labor Relations Board effective July 1. The appointment follows the announcement that embattled ALRB General Counsel Sylvia Torres-Guillen has taken a position as Special Counsel to Governor Brown.

Woo-Sam has served as general counsel at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) since 2011. He also served for three years as the LWDA’s acting assistant general counsel and later as acting general counsel. Before moving to the LWDA, he served as deputy director for legislation for the Department of Industrial Relations. Woo-Sam previously served as commission counsel and hearing officer for the Fair Employment and Housing Commission from 2000 to 2003, counsel for the Department of Fair Employee Housing from 1997 to 2000 and a district adjudications officer for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1996 to 1997. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the U.C. Hastings College of the Law.