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Andrea Campbell rolls out transition team


Attorney General-Elect Andrea Campbell rolled out a lengthy “transition team list with north of 80 people including big-law honchos, activists and former AG office staffers.

In a statement, Campbell’s campaign said the former Boston City Council president “brought together a diverse group of lawyers, youth, subject matter experts, and business, non-profit and community leaders to review the work of the office while identifying the north stars for every bureau.”

Will Stockton, who was Campbell’s campaign manager, will be transition manager, with co-chairs Mintz law firm healthcare partner Brent Henry, former Suffolk District Attorney Ralph Martin and former first assistant AGs Mary Strother and Stephanie Lovell.

Those co-chairs are also on the hiring team, too, and then there are other chairs further down in the large stack provided by the campaign, with multiple people in charge of things like the “Ready on Day One Committee,” and teams for the criminal, government, environmental and healthcare bureaus.

For example, the “Day One” crew is chaired by Hemenway & Barnes partner and counsel to both President Biden and Gov. Charlie Baker Pat Moore and former chief of the data and security division of the AG’s office Sara Cable, and the criminal bureau team is led by Foley Hoag co-chair of white collar crime Giselle Joffre and Choate senior counsel Jack Cinquegrana.

Other local notables include high-profile Boston-area lawyer Marty Murphy of Foley Hoag, former NAACP Boston president and current head of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers Michael Curry, and state Sen. Lydia Edwards, who Campbell served on the city council with.

Former state Sen. Barbara L’Italien resurfaced to make the long list, and retired Supreme Judicial Court Justice Geraldine Hines, fresh off running Boston’s police commissioner search, is there too. From the left, Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal of the progressive Lawyers for Civil Rights is there, plus recently-defeated Plymouth DA hopeful Rahsaan Hall, and former state Sen. Ben Downing, who has flipped his gubernatorial primary loss into now multiple transition-team seats.

From law enforcement, there’s former Malden Police Chief Kevin Molis, former U.S. Attorney Donald Sterling and former AG criminal department head Kim West.


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