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Attorney General Ellen F. Rosenblum

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Ellen F. Rosenblum, Attorney General

Frederick M. Boss, Deputy Attorney General


 
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Fredrick Boss, Deputy Attorney General

Email: Fred.Boss@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Fred Boss is the Deputy Attorney General for the Oregon Department of Justice. He is responsible for the daily operations of the entire Department of Justice, and serves as a key advisor to the Attorney General. Fred has been with the department since 1994, and was the long time Chief Counsel of the Civil Enforcement Division. Prior to working for the Oregon Department of Justice, Fred was in private practice in Portland, Oregon and Houston, Texas. Fred received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego. Fred also holds an LL.M., an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree, from the London School of Economics.

 
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Chrystal Bader, Public Affairs and Legislative Coordinator

Email: Chrystal.M.Bader@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Chrystal Bader is the Public Affairs and Legislative Coordinator for the Office of the Attorney General. She is also the assistant to the Deputy Attorney General and the Legislative Director. Chrystal’s main responsibilities include coordination of legislative meetings, as well as bill tracking and management during legislative sessions. Chrystal has been with the Oregon Department of Justice since 2008.

 
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Kristina Edmunson, Communications Director

Email: Kristina.Edmunson@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Kristina is the Communications Director for the Oregon Department of Justice and the Office of the Attorney General. She formerly served as the Deputy Communications Director for the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for the management of a full-service communications team, and acted as the agency’s media spokesperson. Kristina started her career working for Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, and later for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Following the 2008 presidential election, Kristina was a spokeswoman for Consumers Union, the national non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports magazine. Kristina received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications, and M.A. in Intercultural Communications from the University of Denver.

 
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Joan Green, Executive Assistant & Scheduler to the Attorney General

Email: Joan.Green@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Joan Green is the Executive Assistant and Scheduler to the Attorney General. She works directly for the Attorney General, and assists in the day-to-day operations of the office. Prior to joining the Office of the Attorney General, Joan worked in the Trial Division of the Oregon Department of Justice, where she was the Executive Assistant to Chief Trial Counsel and Deputy Chief Trial Counsel. She has also worked for the Department of Justice as a Child Support Agent enforcing administrative and court child support orders.

 
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Cheryl Hiemstra, Assistant Attorney General

Email: Cheryl.Hiemstra@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Cheryl Hiemstra is an Assistant Attorney General at the Oregon Department of Justice. She first joined the department as a law clerk, then as an Assistant Attorney General in the Financial Fraud and Consumer Protection Section working on data breaches, internet privacy, and other consumer protection issues. She currently works with the Legislative Director on various issues, and testifies frequently before legislative committees. Before joining the department Cheryl prosecuted misdemeanor cases for the Marion County District Attorney as a certified third-year clerk. Cheryl earned her bachelor’s degree from Dordt College in Iowa, and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law.

 
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Erious Johnson, Director of Civil Rights

Email: Erious.Johnson@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Erious Johnson is the Director of Civil Rights for the Office of the Attorney General. Erious assists the Attorney General on civil rights issues, which includes outreach to diverse communities in Oregon designed to educate individuals about their rights and the resources the Department of Justice has to offer. He also represents the commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries in housing discrimination cases brought by that agency. Erious also investigates complaints emanating from business practices that target suspect classes such as the disabled, the elderly, immigrants, veterans, and minorities. Erious received his bachelor’s degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and a J.D. from Howard University Law School, where he graduated with honors and was an Editor on the Law Review.

 
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Ellen Klem, Director of Consumer Outreach & Education

Email: Ellen.Klem@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Ellen Klem is the Director of Consumer Education and Outreach for the Oregon Department of Justice. Her mission is simple - prevent financial harm to Oregonians, especially older adults, Oregonians whose first language is not English, and students who have incurred significant education related debt. Before joining the Oregon Department of Justice, Ellen worked at the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for research, policy development, advocacy, education, and training. Ellen received her bachelor’s degree from James Madison College at Michigan State University and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

 
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Aaron Knott, Legislative Director

Email: Aaron.D.Knott@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Aaron Knott is the Legislative Director for the Office of the Attorney General. Before joining the Oregon Department of Justice, Aaron served six years as a Deputy District Attorney in Multnomah. He also served as Committee Counsel for the House and Senate Judiciary Committees during the 2011 legislative session, and has worked as an attorney in private practice and for MercyCorps. Aaron obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law.

 
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Michael Kron, Special Counsel to the Attorney General

Email: Michael.C.Kron@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Michael Kron serves as Special Counsel to the Attorney General at the Oregon Department of Justice. Michael advises the Attorney General on a variety of legal issues. Before joining the Department of Justice, Michael practiced law in Juneau, Alaska, with a focus on education and civil defense, and was a regular contributor to the local public radio station in Juneau. Michael graduated from the University of Oregon magna cum laude and received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and awarded a Hamilton Fellowship. Michael also holds a M.A. in English Literature from New York University.

 
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Sandi Lopez, Reception and Executive Support

Email: Sandi.Lopez@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Sandi Lopez is the receptionist and executive support specialist for the Office of the Attorney General. She assists the entire Attorney General’s staff with day-to-day operations and is the first point of contact for visitors. Before joining the Office of the Attorney General, Sandi was the receptionist for Administrative Services for the Oregon Department of Justice where she served a similar role.

 
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Michael Slauson, Special Counsel on Public Safety

Email: Michael.Slauson@doj.state.or.us, Phone: (503) 378-6002

Michael Slauson is the Oregon Attorney General’s Special Counsel on Public Safety. Michael works with the Attorney General on important public safety issues, assists with the department’s legislative efforts on criminal law topics, acts as a liaison to Oregon’s district attorneys and members of law enforcement, and serves as the chair of the department’s legal ethics committee. Michael joined the Oregon Department of Justice in 2001 as an honors attorney. He spent his first year with the Appellate Division before moving to the Criminal Justice Division for 11 years, where he provided assistance to district attorneys and their staff and prosecuted a broad array of criminal cases. Michael received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon, and a J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law.

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