David Blake chairs our State Attorneys Normal Observe. He leads the agency’s efforts to offer our shoppers with sensible insights and authorized counsel in dealings with every of the nation’s attorneys basic, which incorporates providing complete illustration with respect to all facets of state attorneys basic actions, in addition to monitoring and anticipating tendencies and developments which will have an effect on our shoppers.
David beforehand served as Chief Deputy Lawyer Normal within the Workplace of the Colorado Lawyer Normal Cynthia H. Coffman. In that position, he served because the legal professional basic’s high advisor on all authorized, administration, press and coverage issues and instantly oversaw the patron safety and felony justice sections. As Chief Deputy, he led the workplace’s efforts on key points, together with cyber and privateness points, open data requests and marijuana legalization. He managed main litigation issues associated to the Second Modification, the Client Safety Act, the Hospital Switch Act and Supreme Courtroom amicus briefings, in addition to being integral to lawsuits difficult laws within the environmental, power, well being and shopper arenas. Throughout his tenure within the Lawyer Normal’s Workplace, he was lively within the Convention of Western Attorneys Normal (CWAG), the Republican Attorneys Normal Affiliation (RAGA) and the Nationwide Affiliation of Attorneys Normal (NAAG). David is an adjunct professor on the Antonin Scalia Regulation College, the place he teaches a seminar on State Attorneys Normal and speaks frequently about day by day points that influence these distinctive regulators.
Previous to becoming a member of the Colorado Lawyer Normal’s Workplace, David served within the US Division of Justice, together with as Particular Assistant US Lawyer within the District of Columbia, Lawyer Advisor for the Workplace of Intelligence, Counsel to the Assistant Lawyer Normal, Particular Assistant to the Assistant Lawyer Normal for Nationwide Safety and Particular Assistant to the Assistant Lawyer Normal for Legislative Affairs. His work within the Division of Justice included representing the US authorities earlier than the US International Intelligence Surveillance Courtroom, coordinating approval of FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence undercover operations and evaluating categorised reporting and proof associated to Guantanamo Bay detainees, and litigating habeas corpus petitions filed by detainees. David serves as a Nationwide Fellow on the Nationwide Safety Institute in Arlington, Virginia and was integral to the success of the Division of Justice’s Holocaust Claims Program.