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Kyla Christoffersen Powell

President and CEO

Kyla Christoffersen Powell

Since May 2019, Kyla has led CJAC, the state’s foremost civil liability reform advocate on behalf of businesses in the legislature, courts, and regulatory arenas.

Prior to joining CJAC, she was Senior Legal Counsel at AT&T for nine years, initially focusing on California legislative and external affairs and subsequently product development, transactional law, and data privacy.

Kyla was previously a lobbyist for the California Chamber of Commerce, with a focus on legal reform, taxation, and labor and employment.

Early in her career, she defended private and public sector employers in court on labor and employment matters.

Kyla earned her BA from the University of New Mexico in political science and English and her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.

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