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Thursday, January 21, 2010


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Governor Names Five Attorneys to State Posts


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed South Pasadena attorney Tappan Zee to the State Board of Pharmacy, and named four other lawyers to posts.

The governor on Tuesday nominated Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Nadia Davis-Lockyer to the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and West Sacramento attorney Guillermo “Willlie” Guerrero to the Agriculture Labor Relations Board, subject to confirmation by the Senate.

He also appointed Sacramento attorneys Alan Gordon and Jennifer Jennings, respectively, as chief deputy inspector general for the Office of the Inspector General and public advisor for the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

Zee, 33, has been managing attorney for Zee Law Group since 2001 and has served as reserve deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since 2003. A Republican, he was an elected representative of the American Bar Association from 1999 to 2000 and a municipal commissioner for South Pasadena from 1989 to 1994.

Zee was admitted to the State Bar in 2001 after attending Claremont McKenna College and Loyola Law School. He is a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Sheriff’s Support Council.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem.

Davis-Lockyer, 38, has served the Alameda County Family Justice Center as deputy district attorney and executive director since 2007. She was an associate at Furtado Jaspovice and Simons from 2006 to 2007, Barbaro and Valentine from 2005 to 2006, and Best Best and Krieger from 2001 to 2003.

A Democrat, Davis-Lockyer served Santa Ana Unified School District as president from 2000 to 2001. She was admitted to the State Bar in 1997 after graduating from UCLA and Loyola Law School.

The position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem.

Guerrero, 39, has been an attorney for the Law Office of Willie Guerrero since 2009. Before that, he was an attorney for Kahn, Soares and Conway from 2006 to 2009 and principal consultant for state Senator Carole Migden from 2005 to 2006.

A Democrat, Guerrero was assistant secretary of state for Secretary of State Kevin Shelley from 2003 to 2005; chief consultant for the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Developments and the Economy from 2002 to 2003; and chief consultant for the Assembly Committee on Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments from 2001 to 2002.

He practiced privately from 1999 to 2001, and served as chief of staff for then-Assemblymember Gloria Romero from 1998 to 1999 and as legislative assistant for state Senator Mike Thompson from 1996 to 1998. Guerrero joined the State Bar in 1998 after attending Stanford and UCLA School of Law.

The position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $128,109.

Gordon, 54, has served as principal consultant to the state Senate Select Committee on Delta Conservation, Conveyance and Governance since 2004.

He served as principal consultant for the Senate Select Committee on Waste Management from 2002 to 2004, deputy director for legislative affairs for the California Department of Toxic Substances Control from 1999 to 2002, senior consultant to California Senate President pro Tem Bill Lockyer from 1994 to 1999 and committee consultant to the staff counsel for the Senate Insurance Committee from 1987 to 1994.

Gordon was committee consultant and staff counsel for Senate Insurance Committee Chair Art Torres from 1987 to 1992, and practiced as an attorney for Walbert and Herman Attorneys from 1982 to 1987. He was also professor of environmental policy for UC Davis from 1989 to 2009.

Gordon is registered decline-to-state. The position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $147,900.

Jennings, 57, has served as a panel attorney for the California Parole Advocacy Program since 2004 and was general counsel for the Planning and Conservation League from 1988 to 1994. She previously served as staff counsel for the California Air Resources Board from 1985 to 1988, the State Coastal Conservancy from 1983 to 1985 and the Department of Water Resources from 1981 to 1985.

A Democrat, Jennings was admitted to the State Bar in 1980 after graduating from UC Davis and UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $122,000.


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