Nona Randois is General Counsel at Alliance for Justice. Previously, as California Director and Interim Senior Legal Director, Nona was a leader of the Bolder Advocacy team, offering training, resources, thought leadership, technical assistance, and directing advocacy efforts to support nonprofits and foundations engaging in advocacy in California and throughout the country.
Prior to working at AFJ, Nona served as Directing Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and was a litigator at the Los Angeles office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She has expertise in political, land use, tax exemption, real estate, corporate, landlord tenant, contract, and employment law. She has a background in community, housing, and workforce development and experience in processes of collective bargaining, strategic planning, and organizational capacity building. Nona believes that lawyers can best contribute to social justice efforts by providing creative and responsive legal support to nonprofit organizations and social movements that build the power of people and communities with lived experience of social inequities.
Nona earned her law degree from Georgetown and bachelors’ degrees in International Relations and French from the University of Southern California. She is on the board of Strategic Actions for a Just Economy, a member of the LA Council on Immigrant Inclusion, and served on the City of Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board for over a decade. She has also taught Public Policy and Law at the University of Southern California. She lives with her spouse, two children, and two dogs in Los Angeles, and can often be found cheering on Angel City Football Club, brewing another pot of coffee, or on the dance floor.