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West Hartford Resident, Former Elected Official Named to Attorney General-Elect’s Senior Legal Team

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West Hartford resident Joseph Rubin, and former West Hartford resident Clare Kindall, who served o the Town Council and Board of Education, are among those named to the senior legal team of Atty. Gen.-elect William Tong.

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Aty. Gen.-elect William Tong and his Transition Team are proud to announce the members of the senior legal team that will take office upon Tong’s inauguration on Jan. 9, 2019.

In addition to Deputy Attorney General Margaret (Peggy) Chapple, who was announced last month, Tong will appoint the following attorneys to help him lead the Office of Attorney General:

Sandra Arenas, Special Associate Attorney General for Constituent and Consumer Affairs. Arenas has been an Assistant Attorney General since 1997 and most recently served as a senior lawyer in the Consumer Protection Department.

Vanessa Avery, Associate Attorney General for Enforcement, Litigation and Investigations. Avery will join the office from the United States Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut where she has served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Civil Division.

Antoria Howard, Associate Attorney General for Management and Administration. Howard will continue to lead the office in all matters related to management and administration, a role she has performed since 2013. She has served in the Attorney General’s Office since 1997, and previously served as Department Head for the Employment Rights Department.

Clare Kindall, Solicitor General. Kindall has served as an Assistant Attorney General since 1998. Since 2011, she has led the office’s Energy Department in highly complex proceedings, including matters pending before the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA).

Erik Lohr, Associate Attorney General for Legal Counsel. Lohr currently serves as Assistant Attorney General, heading the Employment Rights Department. Prior to attending UConn Law School, he served in the U.S. Navy aboard a fast attack nuclear submarine.

Joseph Rubin, Assistant Deputy Attorney General. Rubin most recently served as an Associate Attorney General, and has helped to lead some of the largest and most consequential cases in the office’s recent history. He will assist Deputy Attorney General Chapple in her leadership of the office.

“I am honored and excited to work with this extraordinarily talented team of lawyers,” Tong said. “Together, they are among the most experienced and diverse team of attorneys ever to lead the Office of Attorney General. The people of Connecticut will be well served by this very capable team.”

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