Mike Troncoso has served as a legal, policy, and political strategist to elected leaders and chief executives across numerous sectors. He most recently served as Vice President and head of Justice & Opportunity at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he developed and led a half-billion dollar policy and advocacy strategy to accelerate reforms in U.S. criminal justice, immigration, and housing affordability. Prior to CZI, Mike served as chief counsel and chief of public policy to California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. As the Attorney General's primary legal and policy advisor, he developed and executed the Attorney General's department-wide priorities and oversaw the department’s most sensitive litigation, legislative, and enforcement matters. He earlier served as a trial attorney and assistant chief attorney for policy in the San Francisco District Attorney's office. In addition, Mike served as managing counsel for health affairs and technology for the University of California, where he advised the UC's health and hospital systems on regulatory matters, governance, and transactions. Early in his career, he was a litigation associate at two international law firms and a law clerk to a federal district court judge in Los Angeles.
Mike chaired and led the transition teams for then-incoming United States Senator Harris in 2016-17 and United States Senator Alex Padilla in 2020-21.
In recognition of his advocacy work, Mike was named one of the “Top 20 Attorneys Under 40” in California and was named California Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year. He is a proud member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association.