David Blake chairs our State Attorneys Common Follow. He leads the agency’s efforts to supply our shoppers with sensible insights and authorized counsel in dealings with every of the nation’s attorneys normal, which incorporates providing complete illustration with respect to all elements of state attorneys normal actions, in addition to monitoring and anticipating traits and developments which will have an effect on our shoppers.
David beforehand served as Chief Deputy Lawyer Common within the Workplace of the Colorado Lawyer Common Cynthia H. Coffman. In that position, he served because the lawyer normal’s prime advisor on all authorized, administration, press and coverage issues and instantly oversaw the buyer safety and legal justice sections. As Chief Deputy, he led the workplace’s efforts on key points, together with cyber and privateness points, open information requests and marijuana legalization. He managed main litigation issues associated to the Second Modification, the Client Safety Act, the Hospital Switch Act and Supreme Court docket 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 Common’s Workplace, he was energetic within the Convention of Western Attorneys Common (CWAG), the Republican Attorneys Common Affiliation (RAGA) and the Nationwide Affiliation of Attorneys Common (NAAG). David is an adjunct professor on the Antonin Scalia Legislation Faculty, the place he teaches a seminar on State Attorneys Common and speaks recurrently about day by day points that impression these distinctive regulators.
Previous to becoming a member of the Colorado Lawyer Common’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 Common, Particular Assistant to the Assistant Lawyer Common for Nationwide Safety and Particular Assistant to the Assistant Lawyer Common for Legislative Affairs. His work within the Division of Justice included representing the US authorities earlier than the US International Intelligence Surveillance Court docket, 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.