David Blake chairs our State Attorneys Basic Observe. He leads the agency’s efforts to supply our purchasers with sensible insights and authorized counsel in dealings with every of the nation’s attorneys common, which incorporates providing complete illustration with respect to all features of state attorneys common actions, in addition to monitoring and anticipating tendencies and developments which will have an effect on our purchasers.
David beforehand served as Chief Deputy Legal professional Basic within the Workplace of the Colorado Legal professional Basic Cynthia H. Coffman. In that function, he served because the legal professional common’s prime advisor on all authorized, administration, press and coverage issues and straight 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 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 Courtroom amicus briefings, in addition to being integral to lawsuits difficult laws within the environmental, vitality, well being and client arenas. Throughout his tenure within the Legal professional Basic’s Workplace, he was energetic within the Convention of Western Attorneys Basic (CWAG), the Republican Attorneys Basic Affiliation (RAGA) and the Nationwide Affiliation of Attorneys Basic (NAAG). David is an adjunct professor on the Antonin Scalia Legislation College, the place he teaches a seminar on State Attorneys Basic and speaks frequently about each day points that affect these distinctive regulators.
Previous to becoming a member of the Colorado Legal professional Basic’s Workplace, David served within the US Division of Justice, together with as Particular Assistant US Legal professional within the District of Columbia, Legal professional Advisor for the Workplace of Intelligence, Counsel to the Assistant Legal professional Basic, Particular Assistant to the Assistant Legal professional Basic for Nationwide Safety and Particular Assistant to the Assistant Legal professional Basic for Legislative Affairs. His work within the Division of Justice included representing the US authorities earlier than the US Overseas 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.