Friday, January 11, 2013

From online publication PoliticsPA

AG-Elect Kane Assembles Top Staff

Written by Keegan Gibson, Managing Editor

 Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Kathleen Kane

Kathleen Kane today named the top staffers who will help her manage the office of Attorney General. Several familiar names dot the list.

The first Democrat ever elected to the post, Kane’s first term will bring as much change to the office as it has likely ever seen.

Her first deputy will be Adrian King, an alum of the Rendell administration.

“I handpicked a team that brings a wealth of experiences, expertise, talent and knowledge that will be instrumental in fighting for justice for every Pennsylvanian,” Kane said.

Here is the list of top staffers:

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Executive Deputy Attorney General for Civil Law

Susan J. Forney will continue to serve as Executive Deputy Attorney General for the Civil Law Division. Ms. Forney joined the Attorney General’s office in 1978 as a staff attorney in the Litigation Section where she handled numerous cases involving constitutional challenges to state statutes, programs and enforcement actions, in both state and federal courts. She served as Chief of the Litigation Section from 1998 to 2010, after which she was promoted to her current position.

Ms. Forney has served on several committees for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, including the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee, the Lawyers Advisory Committee and the Task Force to Study the Civil Jury Trial. Ms. Forney earned a B.A. in history from the Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from the Cornell Law School.