Assessor-Recorder Torres Appoints Argemira Flórez Feng to Ethics Commission
For Immediate Release
Date: Monday, March 21, 2022
Contact: Adam S. Mehis, (415) 554-5502
SAN FRANCISCO—Today, Assessor-Recorder Joaquín Torres announced he appointed Argemira Flórez Feng, a litigation attorney, to the San Francisco Ethics Commission. A graduate of Columbia Law School Flórez Feng brings her diversity of professional experiences in the law, including her current role at Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, that will allow her to fairly evaluate and enforce ethics laws and rules in San Francisco.
“Argemira Flórez Feng will bring the legal experience, professional acumen, and new energy to the San Francisco Ethics Commission and will continue its work to hold our local government to the highest ethical standards,” said Assessor-Recorder Torres. “As a daughter of immigrants, her lived experience, together with her legal training and practice, will enhance the diversity of perspectives and policy making of this critical city department.”
“I am honored to have been appointed by Assessor-Recorder Torres to serve as a member of the San Francisco Ethics Commission. It is a privilege to serve the people of San Francisco,” said Flórez Feng. “In this role, I hope to use my legal training and range of professional experiences to advance the mission of the Ethics Commission. I also look forward to working alongside and learning from the incumbent Commissioners already doing this very important work.”
Since 2019, Flórez Feng has been working for Wilkie Farr & Gallagher LLP as a litigator. She focuses on commercial litigation and represents clients across the financial and technology sectors. She has been a legal intern for the United States Attorney’s Office – Civil Division and been a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
The Ethics Commission was adopted into law by a ballot measure in 1993. The Commission provides education and enforcement of ethics laws to government employees, elected leaders, and local candidates. The Mayor, Board of Supervisors, City Attorney, District Attorney, and the Assessor-Recorder's office are allocated one position to the five-member body.
Flórez Feng will serve a six-year term, which runs through March 21, 2028. She fills the position previously held by Daina Chiu who recently finished her six-year term as Commissioner, including two as Chair of the Commission.
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