Rocky shuffles the office

City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo has made a bunch of senior personnel moves, including appointment of his first "special counsel to the City Council." That sensitive hand-holding job goes to Senior Assistant City Attorney Eduardo Angeles, who had been the counsel to the airports department. The City Council has been looking to hire its own attorney, but Council President Eric Garcetti makes nice in press release: "I look forward to Eduardo Angeles' work with City Council to help get the people's business done even more efficiently." Other moves from the release after the jump:

Other key appointments include the hiring of Joy Murakami Crose, the former Vice President and Legal and General Counsel for Nissan North America. Ms. Crose will serve as Assistant General Counsel to the Harbor Department. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, Crose was named as one of the Top Women Lawyers of the Year by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles in 2003.

In another significant move, Deputy City Attorney Joseph Brajevich has been selected as Assistant General Counsel to the Department of Water & Power (DWP). Brajevich, a graduate of Loyola Law School, has served with the City Attorney’s Office since March 2004. Mr. Brajevich will fill the post held by Susan Lopez-Giss, prior to her election to Superior Court Judge.

Also joining the legal team advising DWP is Anat Ehrlich, a former member of the Civil Rights Division at the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). Ms. Ehrlich will serve as the Supervising Attorney of the Labor and Employment Group at DWP. Ehrlich, a graduate of Boston University School of Law, draws on a broad legal background, including her time as a senior trial attorney in DOJ’s employment litigation section and as a supervisory trial attorney at the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

In the City Attorney’s Criminal Branch, Jane Kim Chun, a former law clerk in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, and Eric R. Cioffi have been hired as Deputy City Attorneys assigned to the City Attorney’s Criminal Appellate Branch. Cioffi joins the Office having practiced as an attorney at the preeminent appellate law firm of Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland LLP, as well as having served as a law clerk for New Hampshire’s Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The Criminal Appellate Branch handles appeals and extraordinary writs arising out of cases prosecuted by the Criminal and Special Litigation Branch of the City Attorney’s Office.

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