Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Governor Brown Names Two Lawyers to Environmental Posts
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named two lawyers to positions in state environmental agencies.
Alice Busching Reynolds, 45, of San Francisco, was named deputy secretary for law enforcement and counsel at the California Environmental Protection Agency. Reynolds has served as a deputy attorney general since 2002 and is currently assigned to the Oakland office.
She was an attorney at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal from 1998 to 2001 and at Furth Fahrner & Mason from 1995 to 1998. Reynolds was also a research attorney for the Santa Clara Superior Court from 1993 to 1995.
She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar in December 1993.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $131,172. Reynolds is a Democrat.
Reed Sato, 58, of Granite Bay, was named chief counsel for the Department of Toxic Substances Control. Sato has been director of enforcement at the State Water Resources Control Board since 2006.
He was a deputy attorney general from 1994 to 2006, and was a partner at Washburn Briscoe McCarthy from 1992 to 1994, after working as an associate with the firm from 1990 to 1992. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $139,200.
He is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz and UC Davis School of Law and was admitted to the State Bar in November 1979.
Sato is a Democrat.
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