Michael Sweet

Commissioner Michael Sweet
Commissioner

Michael Sweet is a San Francisco native who earned his B.A. at Brandeis University and his law degree from UCLA.


He is a Partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild where he specializes in litigation, restructuring, and election law. He also is co-chair of the Firm’s Israel Practice Group.  


He was first appointed to the Human Rights Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2007.  He was reappointed by Mayor Newsom in 2010, by Mayor Lee in 2014 and by Mayor Breed in 2018.  Commissioner Sweet served as Commission Chair from 2010 through 2013, as well as Vice Chair.  


Commissioner Sweet is

Michael Sweet is a San Francisco native who earned his B.A. at Brandeis University and his law degree from UCLA.

He is a Partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild where he specializes in litigation, restructuring, and election law. He also is co-chair of the Firm’s Israel Practice Group.  

He was first appointed to the Human Rights Commission by Mayor Gavin Newsom in 2007.  He was reappointed by Mayor Newsom in 2010, by Mayor Lee in 2014 and by Mayor Breed in 2018.  Commissioner Sweet served as Commission Chair from 2010 through 2013, as well as Vice Chair.  

Commissioner Sweet is active in many communities. He is the Past-president of the Raoul Wallenberg Jewish Democratic Club of San Francisco. He also serves as a member of the California State Democratic Central Committee and on the California State Democratic Party's Platform Committee.  For ten years he was a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco Metropolitan Jewish Community Relations Council.

Commissioner Sweet Chair previously chaired the Rincon-Point/South Beach Citizen's Advisory Committee to the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and served as a member of the Port of San Francisco’s Cruise Terminal Advisory Committee.

Commissioner Sweet and his family live in western San Francisco. He is an avid runner who has completed more than 15 marathons.

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25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94102