Crystal Nix-Hines is a Partner in the Los Angeles Office where she focuses on class action litigation, sovereign disputes, contractual and unfair business practice disputes, shareholder derivative actions, internal investigations and other complex matters. Her clients include domestic and multinational corporations, global investment firms and major non-profit organizations. Ambassador Nix-Hines returned to the firm in 2017 after her tenure in Paris as U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO. She Co-Chairs the firm’s Crisis Law & Strategy Group, which helps clients with crisis management and resolution, as well as longer-term strategic issues including diversity and inclusion, compliance and corporate governance issues. She also Chairs the firm’s Education Practice Group and is currently defending numerous universities in COVID-19-related class action litigation. She initially joined the firm in 2008 as Of Counsel.