Thursday, April 12, 2012
Governor Brown Names Three Lawyers to State Posts
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday named three lawyers to posts in state government.
Dale Brodsky, 60, was appointed to the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. Brodsky has been a partner at Beeson, Tayer and Bodine, a Sacramento and Oakland firm that represents unions and employees, since 2002.
Brodsky served as associate editor for the California Public Employee Relations Journal from 2000 to 2002 and was principal at the Law Offices of Dale Brodsky from 1997 to 2002. She was an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law from 1997 to 2001 and a teacher at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord from 1992 to 1996.
She was an associate at Saperstein Seligman and Mayeda from 1989 to 1991 and was principal at the Law Offices of Dale Brodsky from 1984 to 1988. She served as legal counsel and staff attorney for the Department of Fair Employment and Housing from 1980 to 1983 and as staff attorney for the FEHC from 1978 to 1980.
Brodsky is a graduate of Stanford University and of the University of San Francisco School of Law, and holds a single-subject teaching credential from Mills College in Oakland.
This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
Linda Cabatic, 60, was appointed director of the Office of Administrative Hearings, where she has served as deputy director since 2008. She served as chief counsel for the California Department of General Services from 2004 to 2008 and senior staff counsel and chief counsel for the Office of the Secretary of State in 2004.
Cabatic was a senior deputy secretary of legal affairs for then-Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and general counsel for the California Department of Education from 1999 to 2003. She was with the Attorney Generalís Office from 1981 to 1999, rising to the post of assistant attorney general.
She is a graduate of UC Davis and of Hastings College of the Law. The position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $150,000.
Debra Cornez, 55, was named director of the Office of Administrative Law, where she has served as acting director since last year. Cornez has served in multiple positions at the Office of Administrative Law since 1986, including as assistant chief counsel from 2005 to 2011 and interim director from 2003 to 2004.
From 1983 to 1986, she served as staff counsel at the Institute for Administrative Justice at the McGeorge School of Law, where she earned her law degree. Her undergraduate degree is from California State University, Fresno.
The position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $140,844.
All three appointees are Democrats.
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