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Monday, July 12, 2010


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Governor Names Two to State Law Revision Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has named two to the California Law Revision Commission, including Fairfield attorney Stephen Murphy.

The governor on Thursday tapped Murphy, 39, and La Cañada Flintridge resident Mark Dundee, 47, to join the commission charged with responsibility for the continuing substantive review of California statutory and decisional law.

Both nominations are subject to Senate confirmation.

Murphy has owned and operated the Law Office of Stephen Murphy since 2006. A Democrat, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University School of Law and joined the State Bar in 2000.

He was an associate attorney with Hughes, Hubbard and Reed from 1999 to 2000, Cox Castle and Nicholson from 2000 to 2001, Holland & Allen from 2002 to 2004 and Gaw VanMale from 2004 to 2006.

Dundee has been managing principal of global compliance for Buck Consultants since 1996, and was senior consultant for the legal division at Towers Watson from 1991 to 1996, and a consultant for KPMG from 1988 to 1991. A Republican, he is a member of the board of directors for the Los Angeles County National History Museum, Pepperdine University and St. Vincent’s Hospital.

Compensation for both positions is $100 per diem.

In other news, Schwarzenegger on Thursday appointed Cristhian Escobar, 31, as legal advisor for the California Public Utilities Commission. Escobar has been a graduate legal intern at the California Public Utilities Commission since 2009, was a legal assistant for JP Morgan Chase from 2005 to 2009, and served as a project assistant for Pillsbury Winthrop in 2008.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $57,000.


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