David Blake chairs our State Attorneys Common Follow. He leads the agency’s efforts to offer our purchasers 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 points of state attorneys normal actions, in addition to monitoring and anticipating traits and developments which will have an effect on our purchasers.
David beforehand served as Chief Deputy Legal professional Common within the Workplace of the Colorado Legal professional Common Cynthia H. Coffman. In that function, he served because the legal professional normal’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 data requests and marijuana legalization. He managed main litigation issues associated to the Second Modification, the Shopper Safety Act, the Hospital Switch Act and Supreme Court docket amicus briefings, in addition to being integral to lawsuits difficult rules within the environmental, power, well being and shopper arenas. Throughout his tenure within the Legal professional 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 Regulation College, the place he teaches a seminar on State Attorneys Common and speaks recurrently about each day points that affect these distinctive regulators.
Previous to becoming a member of the Colorado Legal professional Common’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 Common, Particular Assistant to the Assistant Legal professional Common for Nationwide Safety and Particular Assistant to the Assistant Legal professional 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 categorized 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.