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Monday, July 23, 2012


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Governor Brown Appoints Chief Counsel at Board of Parole Hearings


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown Friday named Howard E. Moseley chief counsel at the Board of Parole Hearings.

Moseley, 45, has served as a commissioner on the board since last year, after serving in multiple positions at the Office of the Inspector General from 2004 to 2011, including chief assistant inspector general and senior assistant inspector general.

He served as a state deputy attorney general from 1996 to 2004 and was an adjunct professor at his alma mater, McGeorge School of Law, from 2006 to 2010. Moseley, who served in the U.S. Army from 1989 to 1995, holds an undergraduate degree from the University of the Pacific.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $124,896. Moseley is a Democrat.

Earlier last week, the governor appointed several other attorneys to positions in the executive branch. They were:

Former congressman Douglas H. Bosco, 65, of Santa Rosa, who was reappointed to the California Coastal Conservancy, where he has served as chairman since 2003. Bosco has worked as an attorney at San Francisco’s Hanson Bridgett LLP since 2008.

He was a partner at Holland and Knight LLP from 2004 to 2008 and a partner at Lanahan and Reilley LLP from 1990 to 2003. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1982 to 1990 and the California State Assembly from 1978 to 1982.

Bosco was director at the Marin County Housing Authority from 1975 to 1978 and director at the Marin County Department of Human Resources from 1972 to 1975. His undergraduate and law degrees are from Willamette University in Oregon.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Bosco is a Democrat.

Eric Gelber, 65, of Davis, named assistant director of the office of legislation at the California Department of Developmental Services. Gelber had been chief consultant for the California State Assembly Committee on Human Services since 2008.

He worked in multiple positions at Disability Rights California from 1983 to 2008, including staff attorney and managing attorney. Gelber, whose State Bar membership is inactive, is a graduate of UCLA and UC Davis School of Law.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $115,008. Gelber is a Democrat.

Victor James, 54, named general counsel at the California Housing Finance Agency, where he has served as acting general counsel since last year. He has been with the agency for 10 years, serving as . deputy general counsel, staff counsel and attorney under contract.

He served as chief at the Driver Safety Branch of the California Department of Motor Vehicles in 2007.

James was a deputy prosecuting attorney for the County of Hawaii from 2001 to 2002 and an attorney at the Law Office of Victor James from 1998 to 2001. He was an attorney at Littler Mendelson from 1988 to 1998 and served as board counsel at the California Public Employment Relations Board from 1987 to 1988.

James was legal counsel at the California Department of Personnel Administration from 1985 to 1987 and assistant counsel at the Department of the Navy, Office of General Counsel from 1982 to 1985. He holds degrees from UC Berkeley and from Hastings College of the Law.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $170,004. James is a Democrat.


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