Thursday, November 05, 2009

Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli Announces Transition Goals and Transition Team

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November 5, 2009
For Immediate Release
Bernie McNamee

Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli Announces
Transition Goals and Transition Team

Fairfax, VA-Today Attorney General-elect Ken Cuccinelli announced his goals for his transition to taking office as the Attorney General of Virginia on January 16, 2010. The Attorney General-elect also announced the leadership team to help coordinate the transition.

"I am honored to have been elected Attorney General by the people of Virginia. My goal as AG will be to serve all the people of the Commonwealth. I talked with Governor-elect Bob McDonnell and the current Attorney General, Bill Mims, and both have graciously offered to help make this a smooth transition." Said Cuccinelli.

"The Office of Attorney General deals with issues as far ranging as criminal appeals, Medicaid fraud and constitutional issues. Its attorneys and staff also handle consumer issues and provide legal advice to state agencies. I will be working to make sure I fully understand what issues are currently pending before the office and am prepared to continue the fine work of the Attorney General's Office."

"It has been said before that the Attorney General's Office is the best law firm in Virginia, and I agree. I look forward to the task of serving the people of Virginia by leading that firm."

Transition Team

Attorney General-elect Cuccinelli also announced the leadership for his transition team. Chairing the Transition are:

Richard Cullen is a former Attorney General of Virginia, former United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and now Chairman of the law firm of McGuireWoods LLP;

Pat McSweeney leads the law firm of McSweeney, Crump, Childress and Temple; he has served as Chairman, Republican Party of Virginia; Executive Director of Commission on State Governmental Management; and Acting Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice; and

Andy Miller is former Attorney General of Virginia and is now with the law firm of Hunton and Williams.

In addition, Bernie McNamee will serve as the transition's executive director. Bernie has served three previous Attorneys General: as Chief Deputy to Attorney General Judy Jagdmann; Chief Counsel to Attorney General Jerry Kilgore; Deputy Attorney General to Randolph Beales. Bernie is currently a partner at McGuireWoods.

Ken Cuccinelli was elected Attorney General of Virginia on November 3, 2009. He will take the oath of office on January 16, 2010. He has served in the Senate of Virginia since 2002.


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