Crystal Nix-Hines is a Partner in the Los Angeles Office where she focuses on class action litigation, internal investigations, data privacy and security, complex business disputes, intellectual property and sovereign dispute litigation. Her clients include domestic and multinational corporations, global investment firms, business executives and entrepreneurs and major non-profit organizations. Ambassador Nix-Hines returned to the firm in 2017 after her tenure in Paris, France as U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO. A C-Suite and Board-level strategic thinker, Ambassador Nix-Hines Co-Chairs the firm’s Crisis Law & Strategy Group, advising clients on crisis management and resolution, as well as strategic issues including diversity and inclusion and corporate governance. 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.