Vice President Eileen M.Decker was appointed to the Los Angeles Police Commission by Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2018 and was elected to serve as Vice President by her fellow Commissioners in October 2018.
She is currently a lecturer in law at USC Gould School of Law and a Fulbright Specialist with the Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, a program that allows her to travel overseas to lecture and consult on issues of importance to foreign institutions and governments.She previously served as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California, following her appointment to that position by President Barack Obama and unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate. From 2009 to 2015, Ms. Decker served as a Los Angeles Deputy Mayor for both Mayors Villaraigosa and Garcetti, during which time she oversaw public safety and homeland security issues. Prior to serving as Deputy Mayor, Ms. Decker was an Assistant United States Attorney for almost 15 years and was charged with investigating and prosecuting a wide variety of cases.
During her tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney, she was the first Chief of the National Security Section and held a number of other supervisory positions within the office. Prior to becoming an Assistant United States Attorney, Ms. Decker was in private practice for three years at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles. She also served as a law clerk to United States District Judge Gary L. Taylor in the Central District of California. Ms. Decker received her law degree from New York University School of Law, a master’s degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, and was a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School.