Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Southern California Edison 

Russell Swartz is the general counsel of Southern California Edison, a company made up primarily of minorities. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Civil Justice Association of California and the Board of the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

In addition to extensive employee resource groups, SCE’s supplier diversity outreach has been commended by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. SCE also has programs and initiatives that encourage African Americans, Latinos, and women to attend college and consider STEM programs. SCE was named an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2016. 

Joined LCLD 2009 


Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program 
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2015, 2013)
Fellows nominated:
2018: Shae Harvey; 2017: Kathleen Lillian Brennan de Jesus; 2016: Tristan Reyes Close; 2015: Kenneth Araki; 2014: Kris G. Vyas; 2013: Jane Lee Cole, Walker A. Matthews 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2015: Dean Longfield; 2013: Nina Dangourian

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)


Member: Russell Swartz 

Diversity Professionals: Jennifer Shigekawa

Communications: Lois Pitter-Bruce