About Us


Percy Duran III, Member

Percy Duran is a graduate of UCLA law school. Mr. Duran was past Director of the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund in Los Angeles. He was later appointed Director of a program in The Federal Home Loan Bank in Washington DC by President Jimmy Carter. During this time, he was elected President of the Latino Bar Association of D.C. Mr. Duran was then appointed Peace Corp Country Director of three countries: the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Turks and Caicos by United States President Ronald Reagan. Upon his return to Los Angeles he was appointed President of the Board of Public Works by Mayor Tom Bradley and reappointed by Mayor Richard Riordan. He was previously the Vice Chair with the Sybil Brand Commission appointed by Supervisor Hilda Solis. At the present time he is Chairman of the US Commission of Civil Rights appointed by President Obama, President of the Youth Policy Institute Recipient of the Promise Neighbor Hood grant and various grants from the Obama Administration and Mayor Garcetti Administration, and a member of The Board of Directors of the Braille Institute.

Mily Cantarero Huntley, Member

Mily Cantarero Huntley was appointed by 2nd District Supervisor Holly Mitchell.  Ms. Huntley has 15 years of experience as a lawyer. Ms. Huntley advises and represents public and private entities in employment matters. Ms. Huntley has litigated matters in federal and state courts in the areas of municipal tort liability, civil rights, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and disability discrimination. She also represented clients in administrative hearings before enforcement agencies.

 Ms. Huntley attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California where she earned her law degree in 2004. She received a Bachelor of Science in Urban and Regional Studies with a concentration in Latin American Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in May 1998 and was a member of the Dean’s Honor List. Her involvement in community service while living in Ithaca earned her the Cornell Tradition Fellowship Award.   Ms. Huntley continues to contribute to the Cornell community by participating in the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network and assist minority and first generation college students to attend Cornell University.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Huntley was a bilingual elementary school teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District as a member of Teach for America. Ms. Huntley is fluent in Spanish. During this time, she earned a California Teaching Credential which she keeps active. 

Heidi Segal, Member

Heidi Segal was appointed by 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. She formerly directed the Youth Justice Program at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City and practiced criminal law at the Legal Aid Society. She currently provides consulting services to non-profit organizations and holds leadership positions in a number of Jewish and faith-based organizations locally and nationally.

John Donner, President

John Donner was appointed following nomination by 4th District Supervisor Hahn. He is retired from AT&T Corporation. Donner serves on the 211 LA County Board of Directors and Los Angeles County Library Foundation Board of Directors.

Brent A. Braun, Member

Mr. Braun was appointed to the Civil Service Commission by Supervisor Kathryn Barger of the 5th District. Mr. Braun holds degrees from California State University Northridge and Southwestern University School of Law. Mr. Braun is admitted to all courts in the State of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit since 1988.

Mr. Braun retired in 2003, as the Acting Special Agent in Charge/Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI after twenty-five years of service. He was responsible for the White-Collar Crime Division of the Los Angeles Field Office consisting of 185 special agents and nine supervisory special agents investigating and supervising investigations into corporate fraud, securities fraud, telemarketing fraud, government and healthcare frauds, money laundering, public corruption, and civil rights violations. 

He received the United States Attorney’s Office Award for Excellence in Investigations and numerous other awards from the FBI. He is one of a select group of FBI Special Agents designated as an FBI Master Police Instructor. 

Mr. Braun was initially assigned to the FBI’s Seattle Office where he investigated and secured the first cross burning Civil Rights violation conviction in Washington state. 

After the break-up of the Soviet Union, he was asked to lead teams of FBI Special Agents and Assistant United States Attorneys to conduct training programs and investigative assistance in Russia, Moldova, Latvia, Romania, and Bulgaria under the United States Department of State’s “Support to Emerging Eastern European Democracies (SEED) Act.”  He also conducted similar programs in Dubai, UAE following the events of 9/11. He has instructed at the International Law Enforcement Academy in Bangkok, Thailand.

After 9/11, he was asked to lead a team of FBI Special Agents to Las Vegas to ascertain the activities of the terrorist hijackers in the Las Vegas area prior to the attacks of 9/11.

Following his retirement from the FBI, Mr. Braun was in-house legal counsel for the Galpin Motors family of automobile dealerships and related businesses and later was the General Manager for Corporate Security and Business Resiliency for Southern California Edison. In addition, Mr. Braun has operated his own corporate security and consulting business – Braun Consulting Group, Inc. since 2003.

For over 25 years, Mr. Braun was a member, sub-committee chair, Vice Chair and twice Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee, a group of 35 volunteer lawyers who conduct background investigations, interviews and then issue ratings for candidates in contested Los Angeles County Superior Court Judicial Offices.

Mr. Braun has been closely involved in Los Angeles County, serving as a Commissioner on the Institutional Inspection Commission (previously the Vocational Training and Inspection Commission)in the 1970’s, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Civilian Oversight Commission Working Group, the Inmate Welfare Commission and as a Commissioner on the Los Angeles County Immigration Protection and Advancement Task Force. 

Mr. Braun was a founding member and President of the Coalition for Justice, a non-profit support group working to ensure a fully-funded and independent judiciary.

Mr. Braun served as the Chair of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Los Angeles and as a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Peace Officers Association of Los Angeles County.

Mr. Braun founded the Chancellors of the City of Hope, a philanthropic support group for the City of Hope Cancer Center funding basic science cancer research projects which has raised over $3 Million dollars so far.

In 2023, Mr. Braun received the Metropolitan News Enterprise legal newspaper’s Person of the Year Award.


County Charter, Article IX and Chapter 6.98 of the Los Angeles County Code.

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By Board of Supervisors.