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Charles P. Diamond Selected as Chairman of the Board Children’s Institute, Inc.

July 28, 2010

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT:

Lizanne Fleming
Director of Communications, Children's Institute, Inc.
213.807.1933
lfleming@childrensinstitute.org 

Sonja Steptoe
Director of Communications, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
213.430.6384
ssteptoe@omm.com

 

LOS ANGELES -- The Board of Trustees of Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) recently announced Charles P. Diamond as its new Chairman of the Board.  Diamond is senior litigation partner at O’Melveny & Myers in Century City.  He joined the CII Board in 2000.  He succeeds Raúl Alvarado, who remains on the board, but stepped down as Chairman after eight years of service.

 

Diamond is a member of O’Melveny’s Business Trial and Litigation, Antitrust, and Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Groups and has received national recognition for his successful track record on high-profile jury trial work.  His wins have been chronicled in The American Lawyer and the National Law Journal, and he was named as one of California’s top antitrust litigators by Chambers USA.  In surveys conducted by Law & Politics Media Inc., and published in Los Angeles magazine, Diamond was recognized as a Southern California “Super Lawyer.”  He is also a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers.

 

“We are privileged and extremely fortunate to have Chuck Diamond’s leadership and support,” said Mary Emmons, CII President and Chief Executive Officer.  “His dedication as an attorney is matched by his unwavering commitment to help the troubled children we serve, many of whom have benefited from his efforts.  He is a cherished friend of Children’s Institute.”

 

Diamond’s jury trial skills were honed in the 1980s as a court-appointed criminal defense lawyer in the Central District of California.  For the past 25 years, he has focused on antitrust, technology, intellectual property and entertainment industry disputes.  The list of corporate, entertainment, media and technology clients for whom he has successfully litigated includes computer hardware manufacturers, major studios, national newspapers, television networks and record labels.

 

Children's Institute, Inc. helps children who are affected by violence, abuse and other trauma.  For more than a century, CII has provided healing and support so that vulnerable children can recover and lead healthy lives.  The agency serves more than 17,000 children and families each year through direct services—including treatment, early childhood, family support and child enrichment services—and informs the larger child welfare field through the research and training efforts of the CII Leadership Center.  For more information, visit www.childrensinstitute.org.