The Port of Los Angeles has named Janna Sidley as general counsel, effective March 4.
In her new role, she will supervise the City Attorney’s port operations and serve as in-house counsel to port management and the Los Angeles Harbor Commission. She replaces Tom Russell, who retired from the position last year.
Sidley joined the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office in 2003 and has worked as a trial deputy specializing in workers’ compensation fraud and unfair business practices. In 2006, she was assigned to the Harbor Department, focusing on California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act matters. In 2010, she was transferred to the Department of Water and Power and has been responsible for all legal compliance requirements to CEQA and NEPA.
Prior to joining the City Attorney’s Office, Sidley was an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles from 1998 to 2002. She has worked at the Department of Justice, the Department of the Interior and the White House.