Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, April 4, 2012


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Governor Brown Names Two Lawyers to Environmental Posts


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown has named two lawyers to posts involving environmental and natural resources issues.

Peter Sadowski, 57, of Santa Barbara, was named Monday to the California Coastal Conservancy. He has been executive vice president for Fidelity National Financial Inc. since 1999.

Sadowski was a partner at two law firms between 1981 and 1996 and an assistant attorney general in Missouri from 1978 to 1981. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the St. Louis University School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.

Sadowski is registered decline-to-state. 

Emma Suarez, 49, of Redding, was named to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board. Suarez has served as an attorney in private practice on natural resource issues since 2007.

She was associate solicitor for the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2006. Suarez served as staff attorney for the California Farm Bureau Federation from 2004 to 2005 and the Pacific Legal Foundation from 2003 to 2004.

Suarez served as an associate for Matheny Sears Linkert and Long LLP in Sacramento from 2002 to 2003. She was appointed to the Reclamation Board in 2007 and continued to serve on the board when it became the Central Valley Flood Protection Board.

She is a graduate of McGeorge School of Law, with an undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.  This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $40,669.

Suarez is registered decline-to-state.


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