July 25, 2013
LAWT Wire Services
Dr. Christian Head, a well-respected former head and neck surgeon at the UCLA Medical Center, will receive a $4.5 million settlement from the UC Board of Regents in response to his racial discrimination lawsuit filed in April 2012. In the lawsuit, Head alleged experiencing continued racial discrimination at UCLA, to the point of being depicted as a gorilla being sodomized in a slideshow photo at a UCLA medical school sponsored event. Dakota Communications was responsible for the strategic communication element of Dr. Head’s claims against UCLA. The media strategy against UCLA was aggressive but it proved successful in the long run. Obtaining a $4.5 million settlement for Head from the UC Board of Regents was a huge victory for him and a major embarrassment for the University of California. “Congratulations to Dr. Christian Head and many thanks to Shannon Foley of Foley Lyman Law,” said a spokesperson for Head.