Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, March 8, 2010


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Schwarzenegger Names Four Attorneys to State Positions


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named four lawyers to state posts, including Glendale attorney Victor King, who was appointed to the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians.

The governor on Thursday also named Anaheim attorney Wylie Aitken to the California Arts Council, appointed Sacramento attorney Tom Dyer legislative coordinator for the Department of Personnel Administration, and appointed Edward Randolph, also of Sacramento, director of the office of governmental affairs and senior policy adviser for the California Public Utilities Commission.

Only Aitken’s nomination is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

King, 45, has served as legal counsel and a member of the President’s Cabinet at California State University, Los Angeles since 2002.

Admitted to the State Bar in 1991 after attending college at the University of Chicago and law school at the University of Michigan, he was an associate for Ochoa and Sillas from 1991 to 1995, an associate for Bottum and Feliton from 1996 to 1999, and an associate and partner for Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard and Smith from 1999 to 2002.

A Democrat, King is a member of the Center for Asian Americans United for Self Empowerment Board of Directors, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association.

Compensation for the position is $100 per diem.

Aitken, 68, has been a founding partner of Aitken, Aitken, Cohn Law Corporation since 1971. He is a trustee and board president of the South Coast Repertory Theater and Orange County Performing Arts, as well as chair for the Board of Visitors of Chapman University Law School and a trustee of Chapman University.

A Democrat, Aitken was admitted to the State Bar in 1966 after graduating from law school at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Compensation for the position is $100 per diem.

Dyer, 36, has served as staff counsel for the Department of Social Services since last year. He was labor relations counsel for the Department of Personnel Administration from 2006 to 2009, and enforcement counsel for the California Fair Political Practices Commission in 2006.

Before that, Dyer served as deputy district attorney for the Sutter County District Attorney’s Office from 2004 to 2005. A Democrat, he attended college and law school at UC Davis and was admitted to the State Bar in 2003.

Compensation for the position is $86,352.

Randolph, 40, has been chief consultant for the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee since 2003.

He served the State Assembly as chief of staff for the late Assemblymember Lou Papan, D-Millbrae, from 1996 to 2000, and former Assemblymember Joe Canciamilla, D-Pittsburg, from 2000 to 2002. He was also a senior consultant to Canciamilla from 2001 to 2002, and to former Assemblymember Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, in 2003.

A graduate of UC San Diego and McGeorge School of Law, Randolph is a Democrat and joined the State Bar in 2004.

Compensation for the position is $105,000.


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