Eric Kingsley 2014

Eric Kingsley was elected Regional Board Chair of the Anti-Defamation League Pacific Southwest Regional Board at its Annual Meeting on June 10 in Los Angeles.

He is a founding partner of Kingsley & Kingsley, an Encino law firm, and concentrates his practice on employment matters — specifically wage and hour litigation including hundreds of class actions.

Kingsley has been very active with ADL in Los Angeles serving as the region’s Vice Chair and co-chair of the Valley Forum.  Kingsley is a graduate of the Glass Leadership Institute, an ADL program that encourages young professionals to get involved in community leadership through training and advocacy workshops.  In 2011, he received ADL’s prestigious Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership in the fight against anti-Semitism, racism and all forms of prejudice. Nationally, he serves as an ADL Associate National Commissioner and on the League’s National Civil Rights Committee.

In addition to ADL, Kingsley has been active with many other organizations in the Jewish community.  He was President of the Board of Trustees of Valley Beth Shalom (VBS) Day School and currently serves on the VBS Synagogue Board.   Previously, he was on the Board of the Executives of the Los Angeles Jewish Home.

“There will always be ignorance and evil in the world, but the ADL allows us to know that when those people emerge, the ADL will be there to condemn the conduct, comfort the victims, and use the event to educate the rest of society.“

Kingsley received his JD in 1996 from Loyola Law School and his B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1993.

Other officers elected at the Annual Meeting include Vice Chairs Steven Nichols and Michael Garfinkel, Treasurer Ruth Moss and Secretary Ivy Kagan Bierman.