Second Round of Appointments Includes Hires for Key Department of Law Posts

DENVER, January 3, 2019 – Attorney General-Elect Phil Weiser today announced a series of appointments to his leadership team as he prepares to be sworn in as Colorado Attorney General next Tuesday. Adding to Weiser’s leadership team, the group includes seven veterans of the Colorado Department of Law, and five individuals joining the Department from diverse backgrounds in the law and public service.

  • Christopher Beall, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Business and Licensing
  • Amy Beatie, former Director of the Colorado Water Trust, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Natural Resources and Environment
  • Robert James Booth II, of the Colorado Department of Law, will serve as Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice
  • Maritza Dominguez Braswell, a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Civil Litigation and Employment Law
  • Andrew Cooper will continue to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Appeals
  • Janet Drake, of the Colorado Department of Law, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Criminal Justice 
  • Leslie Eaton, of the Colorado Department of Law, will serve as Acting Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection
  • Jose Esquibel will continue to serve as the Director of the Office of Community Engagement 
  • Eric Meyer will continue to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Revenue and Utilities
  • LeeAnn Morrill, of the Colorado Department of Law, will serve as Acting Deputy Attorney General for State Services
  • Kurtis Morrison, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Legislative Affairs & Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Hickenlooper, will serve as Deputy Attorney General for Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Daniel Rauch, former associate at Wheeler, Trigg & O’Donnell, will serve as Counsel to the Attorney General

AG-Elect Weiser’s announcement follows his first round of executive appointments made last month, in which he named Natalie Hanlon Leh to serve as Chief Deputy Attorney General; Eric Olson to serve as Solicitor General of Colorado; June Taylor to serve as Chief Operating Officer; and Lawrence Pacheco to serve as Director of Communications.

AG-Elect Weiser provided the following statement:

“I am delighted that these individuals have agreed to fill critical leadership posts in my administration. Together, we will begin the important work on Day One of ensuring a smooth transition and working tirelessly with an impressive team of dedicated professionals in the office to defend our freedoms, fight for opportunities for all, and protect our land, air, and water. I appreciate their willingness to serve our state and thank the Transition Team that worked hard to recruit them.”

Weiser will be sworn in as Colorado Attorney General on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Denver.