David Blake chairs our State Attorneys Normal Apply. 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 basic, which incorporates providing complete illustration with respect to all elements of state attorneys basic actions, in addition to monitoring and anticipating traits and developments that will have an effect on our shoppers.
David beforehand served as Chief Deputy Legal professional Normal within the Workplace of the Colorado Legal professional Normal Cynthia H. Coffman. In that function, he served because the lawyer basic’s prime advisor on all authorized, administration, press and coverage issues and straight oversaw the patron safety and legal 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 Courtroom amicus briefings, in addition to being integral to lawsuits difficult rules within the environmental, power, well being and client arenas. Throughout his tenure within the Legal professional Normal’s Workplace, he was energetic 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 Legislation College, the place he teaches a seminar on State Attorneys Normal and speaks recurrently about day by day points that impression these distinctive regulators.
Previous to becoming a member of the Colorado Legal professional Normal’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 Normal, Particular Assistant to the Assistant Legal professional Normal for Nationwide Safety and Particular Assistant to the Assistant Legal professional Normal 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 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.