California Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris on Wednesday named two former federal prosecutors to her office, Black Voices News reported.
Jack Weiss will serve as chairman of the Gangs, Gun Crimes and Organized Crime Smart on Crime committee. Weiss, who worked in the criminal division of the Los Angeles U.S. Attorney’s office from 1994 to 2000, is now a managing director and head of the Los Angeles office of Kroll’s Business Intelligence and investigations practice. Before joining Kroll in September 2010, he served as a member of the Los Angeles City Council from 2001 to 2009.
Bill Lann Lee will serve as the chairman of the Civil Rights Enforcement Smart on Crime committee. Lee, who was the Assistant Attorney General for civil rights from 1997 to 2001, is now a shareholder at Lewis, Feinberg, Lee, Renaker, & Jackson, P.C. He previously was a partner at Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP. Lee also has worked as an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.