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Monday, October 27, 2008


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Governor Appoints Ex-Justice Zebrowski to State Law Revision Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday appointed retired Justice John Zebrowski of Div. Two of this district’s Court of Appeal to the California Law Revision Commission.

Created in 1953, the commission provides continuing substantive review of California statutory and decisional law, and recommends legislation to make needed reforms.

Zebrowski, 59, resides in Glendale, and retired from the bench in 1999 to join ADR Services.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University’s law school, he joined the State Bar in 1975 and served one year as the assistant secretary and assistant general counsel for USA Petroleum Corporation, and six years in private practice.

He served as a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner from 1982-86, and was appointed to the bench in 1986. Zebrowski was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1995 by then-Gov. Pete Wilson.

The position requires Senate confirmation, and there is no salary. Zebrowski is a Republican.

Schwarzenegger also on Friday appointed Davis attorney Thomas Gede to the UC Hastings College of Law Board of Directors, and Lafayette attorney David Clark to the Commission on Uniform State Laws.

Gede, 60, has served as a principal with Bingham Consulting Group and as of counsel at Bingham McCutchen, LLP since 2006. He previously worked as the executive director for the Conference of Western Attorneys General from 2000-2006, as a special assistant attorney general in the California Attorney General’s Office from 1991-2000, and as a deputy attorney general in the office’s criminal division from 1987-1990.

A Republican and a graduate of UC Hastings College of the Law, he also served from 1983-87 as a judicial attorney for the Third District California Court of Appeal, and owned his own private practice from 1981-83.

The position requires Senate confirmation and there is no salary.

Clark, 59, has served as managing director for Boerio and Company, Certified Public Accountants, since 1998. He served as a consultant at Coopers and Lybrand from 1996-98 and was a senior advisor for Barents Group in 1997.

A Democrat, he worked in 1996 as a senior staff attorney at Mitretek Systems, Incorporated and, in 1995, was an instructor of law at the University of San Francisco School of Law in Cambodia.

Prior to that, he was a self-employed tax consultant from 1987-94, a senior tax manager at Arthur Andersen and Company from 1977-86 and a field agent for the Internal Revenue Service from 1971-1974. The position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.


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