Monday, August 1, 2005
Delgadillo Names Two to Posts in City Attorney’s Office
By KENNETH OFGANG, Staff Writer
Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo Friday named successors to two top officials in his office who are returning to private law practice.
Delgadillo named Richard Llewellyn Jr., 49, to replace Terree Bowers as chief deputy city attorney, effective Aug. 15, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Isaacs, 47, to replace Luis Li as head of the Criminal Division as of Sept. 6.
Llewellen, a former litigator with the Department of Justice in Washington, formerly practiced with the Los Angeles firm of Riordan & McKinzie. He was an aide to then-Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman in the 1990s before joining the staff of then-District Attorney Gil Garcetti as special counsel.
He currently serves as chief of staff to Los Angeles Councilman Eric Garcetti, the former district attorney’s son.
As chief deputy, Llewellyn could conceivably become interim head of the office in the event Delgadillo wins election as state attorney general next year. The city attorney and Oakland Mayor—and former California governor—Jerry Brown are seeking the Democratic nomination.
An interim city attorney would serve until a successor is appointed by the City Council or chosen in a special election.
Isaacs is currently deputy chief of the Major Frauds Section in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, with responsibility for many of the major white-collar crime prosecutions in Southern California over the past decade.
His best known case was the action against Credit Lyonnais, the major bank formerly owned by the French government, which after many months of negotiations agreed to pay a $775 million charge that it violated U.S. banking laws in taking over failed Executive Life Insurance Company.
He also prosecuted former MGM Chairman Giancarlo Parretti and former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington, and obtained a $1 million fine from Irving Kott, a Montreal resident who—after a seven-year investigation—admitted concealing an ownership interest in the J.B. Oxford securities discount brokerage firm from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Delgadillo said in a statement:
“Our ability to draw talent of the caliber of Rich and Jeff is a testament to the innovative legal work being done by the lawyers on our staff. I’m counting on both of them to help push the already high bar to a whole new level as we endeavor to make Los Angeles a safer, better place to live and dream.”
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