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Rosenblum names new Oregon deputy attorney general

By: - November 24, 2021 4:23 pm
Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced a lawsuit filed against 21 companies alleging environmental contamination from chemical products on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (Courtesy of Ellen Rosenblum)

Lisa Udland (Oregon Department of Justice)

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum on Wednesday named the head of her civil litigation division to a new post as her deputy.

Lisa Udland, who has worked for the state Justice Department since 2002, will take the reins as deputy attorney general on Dec. 1. She’ll be responsible for day-to-day operations, overseeing an agency with nine divisions and nearly 1,300 employees. Udland will also act as attorney general in Rosenblum’s absence. 

Udland now leads the agency’s largest division, Civil Enforcement, which handles Medicaid fraud, consumer protection, nonprofit law enforcement and represents the state Department of Human Services in child welfare hearings.

Udland will replace Fred Boss, who is retiring after 27 years at the Justice Department and eight as Rosenblum’s deputy. 

In a statement, Rosenblum said Udland is a talented lawyer with experience managing large teams.

“Oregon is incredibly fortunate to have fabulous public servants like Fred Boss and Lisa Udland,” Rosenblum said. “They are both quintessential professionals and have dedicated their careers to the betterment of Oregonians through the rule of law.” 

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Julia Shumway
Julia Shumway

Julia Shumway has reported on government and politics in Iowa and Nebraska, spent time at the Bend Bulletin and most recently was a legislative reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times in Phoenix. An award-winning journalist, Julia most recently reported on the tangled efforts to audit the presidential results in Arizona.