Meet Hydee Feldstein Soto
Hydee Feldstein Soto is running to be your next LA City Attorney.
Hydee has long been recognized as a world class lawyer, known for her no-nonsense and can-do approach to finding innovative solutions to difficult problems. To quote some of her clients:
“When something simply must not go wrong, you turn to Hydee.”
“She is a superb intellect and combines theoretical understanding, commercial street sense and practicality which help all sides arrive at a reasonable solution.”
“Clients characterize her as somebody who ‘doesn’t let anything escape her.’”
As a Latina attorney, Hydee worked hard to earn respect and recognition in what was an almost entirely male dominated industry. Ultimately she found her place as an Equity Partner in such prestigious law firms as Paul Hastings LLP and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. At those firms, she facilitated with precision the financings for some of the largest and most high-profile corporate mergers and acquisitions of their time, transactions that in dozens of instances involved more dollars than the annual budget of the City of Los Angeles.
As a community leader, Hydee has spent years informing and protecting our communities and neighborhoods, shining a light on complicated legislation, and bringing transparency and accountability to our local and state politics.
Hydee was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and moved to the northeastern United States at the age of 17 to attend Swarthmore College and Columbia University School of Law. Following graduation from law school, she moved to Los Angeles, which she has proudly called home for nearly 40 years. Hydee raised her now 27-year-old son Jamie in LA and today, resides in Mid-City with her 6-year-old rescue pup, Lucy.