Cheng Yu Hou is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for the Los Angeles County Child Support Services, where he oversees diversity and inclusion initiatives, labor/employee relations, and executive communication. Prior to his time with Child Support Services, Cheng Yu was with the Los Angeles County Chief Executive Office, where he served as Chief Negotiator on behalf of countywide departments and as a consultant on labor/employment affairs. He also has extensive legal, HR, and policy experience in the non-profit sector and the federal government. In particular, he has worked in various legal and policy capacities for the AARP Foundation, the EEOC, Human Rights Watch, U.S. Departments of Justice, Transportation, and the Interior, U.S. Commissions on Civil Rights and International Religious Freedom, and the U.S. Federal Courts.
Cheng Yu earned a BA with a quintuple major from the University of California, San Diego, and a JD from the University of Cincinnati. He previously served as Adjunct Professor of Business and International Law at Pepperdine University, and he has worked in various academic capacities with Stanford and Harvard Law Schools. Cheng Yu’s recent publications have appeared in various law journals and reviews and been translated internationally with the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) government.