Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


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Schwarzenegger Names Local Attorneys to State Posts


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday named Italian American Lawyers Association of Los Angeles Secretary Damian Capozzola to the California Law Revision Commission, and appointed Los Angeles attorney Scott Harris to the Osteopathic Medical Board of California

Capozzola, 39, is a litigation attorney for Epstein Becker Green, where he has worked in the litigation, health care law and life sciences practice areas since 2007. From 1996 to 2007, he practiced in the Los Angeles office of Kirkland & Ellis.

Registered decline-to-state, Capozzola attended UC Santa Barbara and the University of Virginia School of Law before joining the State Bar of California in 1996. The position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem.

Harris, 32, has served in private practice since 2010, and before that was deputy attorney general in the civil division, licensing litigation section for the California Department of Justice starting in 2006.

A Democrat, he is co-chairman of the Glass Leadership Institute Anti-Defamation League, Los Angeles Southern California Region and a committee member of the Los Angeles City College Paralegal Studies Advisory Board. Harris joined the State Bar in 2005, and graduated from Johns Hopkins University and Loyola Law School.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary.

In other news, Schwarzenegger yesterday reappointed Bakersfield attorney Sean McNally, 54, to the Commission on Health, Safety and Workers’ Compensation, effective Jan. 1. McNally has served on the commission since 2007, and has worked for Grimmway Farms as vice president of human resources and government affairs since 1997.

Previously, he practiced law at Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer, and Jensen from 1991 to 1997, and worked as a self-employed general contractor doing residential real estate development from 1984 to 1990. McNally was also a municipal court deputy for the Kern County District Attorney’s Office from 1983 to 1984, and attended the University of San Francisco and McGeorge School of Law.

Registered decline-to-state, he is currently a member of the State Board of Food and Agriculture. The position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem.


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