Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, April 14, 2011


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Governor Names Two Lawyers to Compensation Commission


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday appointed two Bay Area lawyers to the California Citizens Compensation Commission.

Brown named Thomas Dalzell III, 59, of Berkeley and Wilma Wallace, 49, of Oakland to the commission, which sets the salaries for the governor and other constitutional officers, and for the Legislature.

Dalzell has served as the business manager for IBEW Local 1245 since 2006, after serving as a staff attorney from 1981 to 2006. He worked in the labor division for the United Farm Workers from 1972 to 1980.

He was admitted to the State Bar in 1976 and is a member of the Dictionary Society of North America and the American Dialect Society.

Wallace currently serves as vice president and deputy general counsel of Gap Inc., where she has worked since 1994. Anne Gust Brown, the governorís wife and unpaid special counsel, held executive positions, including general counsel, at Gap between 1991 and 2005.

Before joining Gap, Wallace was an attorney with the law firms of Folger Levin and Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe. She serves on the board of the Center for Justice and Accountability and the advisory board of the Professional Business Women of California.

She was admitted to the State Bar in 1990 and is a member of the Charles Houston Bar Association and the Black Women Lawyers Association of Northern California. Wallace is a graduate of Brown University and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Members of the commission do not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Dalzell and Wallace are Democrats.


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