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Monday, February 27, 2006


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James Rogan Appointed to Little Hoover Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday named James Rogan to the Little Hoover Commission.

Rogan, who served on the Glendale Municipal Court before winning election to the state Assembly and later the U.S. House of Representatives as a Republican, now lives in Orange County and is of counsel in the intellectual property litigation and policy practices at the law firm of Preston, Gates, Ellis and is an adjunct professor at Chapman University School of Law.

Rogan, 48, served as undersecretary of commerce and director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 2001 to 2004 and served two terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2001. He was a member of the House Judiciary Committee and was one of the managers, or prosecutors, at the impeachment trial of President Clinton.

He was also a member of the Assembly from 1994 to 1996 and a judge from 1990 to 1994. He was a deputy district attorney prior to joining the bench.

The commission is a 13-member public body charged with advising the governor and Legislature as to how to make government more economical, more efficient, and more responsive to the public.

The appointment does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary.


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