President and Chief Executive Officer
Los Angeles Urban League
Michael Lawson served as a U.S. Ambassador in the Obama administration prior to joining the Los Angeles Urban League as its President and CEO in February, 2018. Before that, Michael retired as a partner after 31 years with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. During his tenure with Skadden, he was appointed to the Los Angeles Airport Commission, and served as its President. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and Harvard Law School.