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Thursday, February 26, 2015


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Brown Reappoints Two to CJP


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Jerry Brown yesterday reappointed former U.S. Marshal for the Central District of California Adam Torres and Northern California attorney Nanci Nishimura to the Commission on Judicial Performance.

The two members’ new terms will expire in March 2019.

Torres is one of two public members appointed by the governor; Nishimura is one of two attorney members named by the chief executive. Four other public members are named by the legislative leadership, and there are three judicial members.

Torres, 51, of Riverside, spent seven years as U.S. marshal before becoming managing director of business intelligence and investigations at Stroz Friedberg, a digital risk management firm, in 2010.

He also served as a special agent for the IRS from 1992 to 2003, and as a revenue agent for the six years prior.

Nishimura, 61, is a partner at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy’s Burlingame office, where she has worked since 2002. Before joining the firm, she maintained a practice in Los Angeles for 11 years.

She was a member of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation from 2004 to 2008.

She was a legislative assistant for Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, in 1988 and was a law clerk to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation in 1988 and the U.S. International Trade Commission in 1987.


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