Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Appoints Mark Saladino as County Counsel

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has appointed current Los Angeles County Treasurer, Tax Collector and Public Administrator Mark Saladino as County Counsel.

In his most recent role, Saladino was responsible for the oversight of over 450 employees and for the management of the County’s finances, including the receiving, investing and disbursing of County funds, as well as billing and collecting property taxes, business regulatory fees and a variety of debts owed to the County. Saladino is an ex-officio trustee of LACERA’s Board of Retirement and Board of Investments, an extension of his role as the Treasurer and Tax Collector of Los Angeles County. He has a legal background and extensive experience in management, finance, investments, and treasury-related issues.

“As the Treasurer and Tax Collector of the largest and most populous municipality in the country, Mark Saladino’s management of a complex operation was paramount in Los Angeles County receiving its highest short-term and long-term credit ratings ever, which have allowed for more investment back into the communities,” said Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chairman Don Knabe. “Mark’s previous experience working in the Office of County Counsel, as well as his emphasis on accountability and transparency, make him the right person for the job.”

Saladino’s notable accomplishments include:
• Principal Deputy County Counsel, specializing in the areas of finance and investments.
• Successful private practice at Hawkins, Delafield & Wood in New York City and at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Los Angeles.
• Public speaker on topics related to public finance and investments for the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors, the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles; the National Association of Bond Lawyers; the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission; and the California State Association of Counties.
• Drafted California legislation regulating certain sales of local government securities.
• Testified on securities issues to the California Legislature and the United States Congress.
• BS, with high honors, University of Illinois.
• JD, New York University.
• Admitted to practice law in New York, California, and the District of Columbia.