Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Brown Names Two as Counsel to State Agencies
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown Friday named two state agency lawyers to new positions Friday.
James Spurling, 57, of Sacramento, was named chief counsel at the Office of the Inspector General. Spurling has been assistant chief counsel for the Department of Personnel Administration since 2006.
He was an industrial relations counsel for the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement from 2001 to 2006, a sole practitioner from 1999 to 2001 and an attorney for the Union Pacific Railroad Company from 1998 to 1999.
Spurling practiced with several private firms between 1987 and 1997. He is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law.
His new position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $137,196. Spurling is a Republican.
David Zocchetti, 54, of Sacramento, was appointed deputy director and chief counsel at the California Department of General Services. Zocchetti has been chief counsel and legislative director for the California Emergency Management Agency since 2009.
He worked at the Governorís Office of Emergency Services in multiple positions, including chief counsel of legal and legislative affairs, from 1991 to 2009, He is also a McGeorge alumnus.
His new position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $136,512. Zocchetti is a Democrat.
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