The Consumer Attorneys of California have announced that they have a new, interim chief executive. Which is good to know, since the trial lawyers didn’t really trumpet the news that the former guy left.
Michael Reyna, the CAOC’s top administrator for the last three years, apparently departed the organization’s Sacramento office a couple of weeks ago, although it’s not clear whether he resigned or was shown the door. A brief statement made public yesterday said only that Reyna “will be missed and COAC wishes him well.” Legal Pad has exchanged phone messages with CAOC President Don Ernst, but we haven’t heard the full story yet.
Reyna, the former chairman of the federal Farm Credit Administration, came to the CAOC in June 2005 with the charge of expanding the group’s membership and reaching out to local trial lawyer associations.
Taking Reyna’s place as CEO, at least for the time being, is veteran CAOC lobbyist Nancy Drabble. Drabble will keep working as the organization’s chief lobbyist while handling the top administrator’s duties.
— Cheryl Miller