AG-elect Schimel names transition team


November 26, 2014

MADISON Attorney General-elect Brad Schimel has named his transition team as he prepares to take over the state Justice Department in January.

Schimel announced Tuesday he has chosen Wal-Mart and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce lobbyist Andrew Cook to serve as his deputy attorney general and lead the seven-member transition team. The group includes Avie Bie, a former state Public Service Commission chairwoman; attorney Michael Brennan, a former Milwaukee judge; and attorney Mark Cameli, who served as chief of the civil division in the U.S. attorney's office in Madison.

Schimel also has tapped former Lt. Gov. Margaret Farrow; Brian O'Keefe, a current DOJ administrator; and Raymond Taffora, vice chancellor of legal affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a former Wisconsin deputy attorney general, to serve on the team.


Associated Press