SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday announced the appointment of  Tad Egawa, 45, of Sacramento as assistant commissioner, legal affairs at the California Department of Real Estate.

Egawa has been a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice since 2009. He was of counsel and shareholder at McDonough Holland and Allen PC from 2007 to 2009, assistant general counsel at The Ryland Group Inc. from 2004 to 2007, and associate attorney at Jeffer Mangels Butler and Marmaro LLP from 1999 to 2004.

He was associate attorney at Tuttle and Taylor from 1998 to 1999 and associate attorney at Sheppard Mullin Richter and Hampton LLP from 1996 to 1997. Egawa earned a J.D. degree from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law.

This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $126,588. Egawa is a Republican.

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