Monday, October 24, 2011
Governor Taps Four Northern California Attorneys for State Posts
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday named four Northern California attorneys to state posts.
Alameda District Attorney Nancy O’Malley was Brown’s choice for a position of the California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.
Yolo Chief Deputy District Attorney Jonathan Raven was selected to join the Corrections Standards Authority. This position requires Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.
Greta Wallace, the senior assistant chief counsel at the Department of Social Services, was tapped for elevation to the chief counsel position. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $145,632.
Brown also named Department of Fish and Game Director Charlton “Chuck” Bonham to a seat on the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
O’Malley, 58, has served as Alameda County district attorney since 2009, after working as for the office since 1984.
The prosecutor is a graduate of California State University, Hayward—now CSU, East Bay—and the Golden Gate University School of Law.
Raven, 46, has been chief deputy district attorney for Yolo County since 2007.
Prior to this, Raven was director of the Office of Victim Services for the California Department of Justice from 2002 to 2007, and he was deputy district attorney for the Yolo County District Attorney from 1995 to 2002.
He also practiced with Knox Lemon & Anapolsky in 1995, with Livingston & Mattesich from 1993 to 1995, and with Fonda & Garrard from 1992 to 1993.
Raven graduated from UC Santa Barbara before attending Loyola Law School.
Wallace, 56, of Sacramento, has been the senior assistant chief counsel at the Department of Social Services since 2008.
Previously, she was the director of the Department of Child Support Services from 2004 to 2007, and she worked at the Department of Social Services from 1990 to 2004, working in multiple positions, including administrative law judge and assistant general counsel.
Bonham, 43, has served in multiple positions at Trout Unlimited since 2000, including California director and senior attorney.
He was an instructor and trip leader for the Nantahala Outdoor Center from 1994 to 1997 and was a small business development agent for the United States Peace Corp in Senegal, West Africa from 1991 to 1993.
The attorney is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Lewis & Clark College Northwestern School of Law. He joined the State Bar in 2000.
All four are Democrats.
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