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Friday, October 21, 2011


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Governor Taps Attorney Alexander Tsao for State Post


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday announced his selection of Los Angeles attorney Alexander Tsao for a position on the California Veterans Board.

Tsao, 33, has served as a partner with Venerable | Counselors at Law PC since 2010 after having worked for three years as a senior associate with Alston & Bird LLP.

Prior to this, Tsao was a captain in the United States Marine Corps, serving as a judge advocate from 2004 to 2007. He began his legal career after graduating from Loyola Marymount and Loyola Law School in 2003 as an associate at the Law Office of Arnold G. Regardie.

The governor also tapped former Chula Vista attorney John Farrell to join Tsao on the board.

Farrell 71, registered as inactive with the State Bar in 2004 and he was suspended two years later for failing to pay his dues.

He began practicing law in 1973 after graduating from Western State University, working as a partner at Exarhos & Farrell from 1975 to 1983 and an associate attorney at Milch Wolfsheimer & Wagner from 1974 to 1975.

Farrell also was a specialist fifth class in the United States Army, and served as a public information officer from 1960 to 1963.

An appointment to the board requires Senate confirmation and provides compensation of $100 per diem.

Both Tsao and Farrell are Democrats.


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