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Tad Egawa Named General Counsel at State Housing Agency

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom on Jan. 31 announced the appointment of Tad Egawa, 51, of Sacramento as general counsel at the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency.

Egawa has been chief counsel at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration since 2017. He was general counsel at the California Department of Housing and Community Development from 2015 to 2017, assistant commissioner of legal affairs at the California Bureau of Real Estate from 2013 to 2015, deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General from 2009 to 2013, and a shareholder in 2009 at McDonough, Holland and Allen PC, where he was of counsel in 2007 and 2008.

Egawa was assistant general counsel at the Ryland Group Inc. from 2004 to 2007 and an associate at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler and Marmaro LLP from 1999 to 2004, at Tuttle and Taylor from 1998 to 1999, and at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP from 1996 to 1997.

He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California School of Law. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $185,220. Egawa is a Democrat.

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