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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the appointment of Assistant Attorney General Lewis W. Beilin to serve as his designee on the Public Records Board.
The Public Records Board is responsible for the preservation of important State records and the orderly disposition of State records that have become obsolete. In addition it is charged with the cost-effective management of records by State agencies. State agencies must have written approval from the board to dispose of records they generate or receive.
"Assistant Attorney General Beilin is a thoughtful and skilled lawyer," said Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. "I am pleased to appoint him to this important Board, and I know that his experience as one of the Department of Justice's public records law attorneys will serve the Board well."
AAG Beilin is a 2003 Graduate of UW Law School. He joined the Wisconsin Department of Justice last year. Previously AAG Beilin worked at the firm of Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren where he practiced civil law, primarily in the areas of commercial, contract, tort litigation and appellate practice. Prior to that he clerked for Justice/Judge Diane S. Sykes at both the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit from 2003-2005.
Van Hollen's previous appointment to the Public Records Board was AAG Maureen Flanagan who recently retired.