Monday, November 23, 2009
Schwarzenegger Appoints Four Attorneys to State Positions
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday named four attorneys to state posts.
The governor reappointed Newport Beach attorney Ali Jahangiri to the California Law Revision Commission and Coronal Del Mar attorney Francis Quinlan Jr. to the State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors, and appointed San Rafael attorney Lawrence Mulryan to the insurance fund board and Oxnard attorney Barbara Macri-Ortiz to the Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors.
Jahangiri, 34, has served on the Law Revision Commission since September and currently serves on the Board of Overseers at Loyola Law School and as ambassador to the Samuel Jordan Center at the UC Irvine School of Humanities.
A Republican, he graduated from both schools and was admitted to the State Bar in 2002. Jahangiri began his career as an associate with Stradling Yocca Carlson and Rauth, and since 2004 has owned and operated Internet advertising and publishing firm Outclick Media.
The position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem.
Quinlan, 61, of Corona del Mar, has served on the State Compensation Insurance Fund Board of Directors since 2007 and joined Archer Norris, PLC in March as special counsel.
Registered decline-to-state, he was admitted to the State Bar in 1978 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin and Southwestern Law School. Quinlan was a special agent for the FBI from 1979 to 1982 and then a partner with Kester and Quinlan for the next 16 years.
From 2008 to 2009, he was recalled to active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps, where he previously served from 1970 to 2002 and retired as a brigadier general.
The position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $50,000.
Mulryan, 72, served as interim president and chief executive officer for the State Compensation Insurance Fund in 2007, and was executive director of the California Insurance Guarantee Association during the preceding 15 years.
Admitted to the State Bar in 1963 after graduating from San Diego State University and UC Hastings College of the Law, he joined the Industrial Indemnity Insurance Company as an attorney in 1966 before becoming manager in 1968 and then serving as vice president from 1970 to 1992.
A Democrat, Mulryan also served as mayor of San Rafael from 1979 to 1991.
The position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $50,000.
Macri-Ortiz, 60, has been in private practice since 2001. A Democrat, she was a national representative for United Farm Workers of America from 1969 to 1988.
After admission to the State Bar in 1987, Macri-Ortiz became a shareholder and civil litigation division manager for Lyons, Macri-Ortiz, Schneider, Dunphy and Camacho Professional Corporation the following year. In 1990 she joined American States Insurance as a staff attorney and later that year became a senior attorney for Channel Counties Legal Services Association, where she served until 2000.
Macri-Ortiz is a member of Ventura County Women Lawyers and the Ventura County Ag Futures Alliance.
The position requires Senate confirmation and there is no salary.
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