DENVER — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced today that he has appointed David Blake as the Deputy Attorney General for Legal Policy and Government Affairs.
“I am pleased to welcome David to my senior staff,” Suthers said. “David is a skilled attorney with a deep history of work on compelling public policy issues both in this office and for the U.S. Department of Justice. He will be an excellent addition to the Office of the Attorney General’s management team. I look forward to working with him in this new capacity.”
The Deputy Attorney General for Legal Policy and Government Affairs is responsible for working with state lawmakers and other state officials on issues of interest to the Office of the Attorney General. The Deputy Attorney General for Legal Policy and Government Affairs also will handle issues that arise under the Colorado Hospital Transfer Act as well as other cases and legal issues as needed.
Blake has worked as Assistant Solicitor General for the Colorado Department of Law since September 2010. Prior to joining the Colorado Department of Law, Blake served in a variety of roles with the U.S. Attorney General’s Office between 1996 and 2010. His assignments there included working for the Office of Legislative Affairs and in the National Security Division; serving as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia; acting as counsel to the Guantanamo Detainee Review Task; and working as a trial attorney in the Civil Division. Blake teaches as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law.
Blake is a 2007 graduate of the George Mason University School of Law and a 1996 graduate of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Blake replaces former Deputy Attorney General Geoff Blue, who left the Office of the Attorney General for the private sector.