An Le, Chair
An Le has been a longtime advocate for low-income workers’ rights, with such groups as Koreatown Immigrant Workers Alliance and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 1877, a union representing over 25,000 building service workers throughout California and well-known for its groundbreaking “Justice for Janitors” campaign.
Currently, she is a Research Analyst at the Service Employees International Union, United Healthcare Workers-West. Before this, she worked as Community Engagement Project Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles (formerly the Asian Pacific American Legal Center). Ms. Le has worked in the anti-human trafficking project at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and was a legal fellow at Koreatown Immigrant Worker Alliance (KIWA), an organization that fights to improve the conditions of low-wage immigrant workers in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood through worker empowerment, industry-based organizing, and advocacy.
While attending Loyola Law School, Ms. Le was a member of the Public Interest Scholars Program. After law school, she was a Loyola Law School Public Interest Law Fellow.
Catherine L. Fisk, Secretary
Catherine L. Fisk is the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine. An expert in labor and employment law, Professor Fisk has authored three books: Labor Law in the Contemporary Workplace (with Cameron, Corrada, Dau-Schmidt & Malin, West Publishing Co., 2008), Labor Law Stories (with Laura J. Cooper, Foundation Press, 2005) and Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930 (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).
A past United States Department of Justice, Civil Appellate attorney, Professor Fisk has briefed and argued numerous appeals on a pro bono basis and has served as a labor arbitrator. She is a trustee of the Law & Society Association and serves on the ethics review board of the Service Employees International Union. Professor Fisk’s prior academic appointments include stints at Duke Law School, University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, University of California, Los Angeles and University of Wisconsin.
Victor Narro, Treasurer
Victor Narro is currently the Project Director of the UCLA Downtown Labor Center. The UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education is a bridge between the university and the labor community in Southern California. The Labor Center is a trusted source of information about unions and workers for interested scholars and students.
Mr. Narro works on policy issues affecting low-income immigrant workers and creates strong alliances between community groups and labor unions. Mr. Narro was formerly the Co-Executive Director of Sweatshop Watch, the Workers’ Rights Project Director for the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), and an attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF).
Joshua del Castillo
Mr. del Castillo is a partner at Allen Matkins, where he specializes in litigation, creditors’ rights, regulatory compliance, and bankruptcy. He has been an active participant in and advocate for pro bono work throughout his career, and served as a longstanding pro bono bankruptcy and litigation advisor to the Wage Justice Center before joining our board.
Joshua also regularly serves as counsel for court-appointed receivers in enforcement actions brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and other federal agencies. Joshua’s receiver clients are regularly tasked with taking over the entities used to perpetrate a fraud or other unlawful conduct, conducting necessary forensic accountings, documenting the unlawful conduct itself, and recovering available proceeds for distribution, where possible.
Joshua received his B.A. in economics, cum laude, from the University of Southern California in 1996. He received his M.A. in anthropology, with a subspecialty in economic anthropology and development, from the University of Michigan in 1998. In 2005, Joshua received his J.D. from USC Gould School of Law.
While in law school, Joshua served as an editor on the Hale Moot Court Board and was a member of the USC National Moot Court team. He is admitted in all California state and federal courts, including appellate courts, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.
Ms. Dominguez is the Director of Worker Centers and Assistant Director of Community Engagement at the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). Prior to this, she served as strategic campaign coordinator for the CLEAN Car Wash Campaign. She has also been a leader in the DREAM movement, helping obtain immigration relief for thousands of undocumented young people (under DACA) and working at the forefront of efforts to pass the federal DREAM Act.
Clare Pastore is a Professor at USC Law School and teaches courses including Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Poverty Law, Administrative Law, and the Access to Justice practicum, while continuing to practice as a leading member of the California public interest community. Professor Pastore is also Of Counsel to the ACLU Foundation of Southern California, where she was Senior Counsel from 2004 to 2007. She serves as co-chair of the California State Bar Access to Justice Commission’s Model Statute Task Force and is a member of the Amicus Briefs Committee and Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar.
From 1989 to 2004, Professor Pastore was a staff attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty, where she litigated many state and federal cases involving poverty law and disability rights.
Ms. Peckner is a Senior Development Officer at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles. In addition to Ms. Peckner’s current position at Bet Tzedek, she also worked as Associate Director of Development at Temple Israel in Boston, MA; Development Officer at Facing History and Ourselves (FHAO), Boston, MA and Development Coordinator at National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association (NTSAD), Boston, MA. With more than 15 years of experience in fundraising in the nonprofit sector, Ms. Peckner is also a longtime supporter of workers’ rights and social justice.