For Immediate Release - November 07, 2012

AG Coakley Makes Staffing Announcements

Jennifer Stark appointed as Business & Labor Bureau Chief; Deputy Chief of Staff Britte McBride to Oversee Policy and Government Division

BOSTON – In two staffing changes at the Attorney General’s Office, Jennifer Stark has been appointed as Business and Labor Bureau Chief and Deputy Chief of Staff Britte McBride will oversee the Policy and Government Division, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.

For the last five years, Stark has led the Policy and Government Division, spearheading the Attorney General’s legislative and policy agenda. Under her leadership, the Office helped develop and pass many significant pieces of legislation, including laws to reduce energy costs, combat human trafficking, protect homeowners, and update the False Claims Act. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, Stark worked for many years as a civil litigator at the law form of Mintz, Levin, and then as a prosecutor at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. Stark, a Framingham resident, is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law.

As Business and Labor Chief, Stark will oversee five divisions of the office, including: the Energy and Telecommunications Division, the Business Technology and Economic Development Division, the Medicaid Fraud Division, the Fair Labor Division, and the Public Charities Division.

“Jennifer’s leadership and insight have been integral in advancing a variety of important initiatives for our office and is the perfect choice to lead the Business & Labor Bureau,” AG Coakley said.  “I am confident that her expertise, energy and leadership will bring continued success to the Bureau.”

To replace Stark, Deputy Chief of Staff Britte McBride will now oversee the Policy and Government Division. McBride previously has served as Senior Policy Advisor in P&G and Director of Open Government. As Deputy, she has been a key advisor to the Attorney General while overseeing the office’s implementation of the HomeCorps program, leading efforts to support veterans, and developing initiatives around mental health care. McBride also was instrumental in advocating for the landmark loan modification law that was passed in July. McBride will continue to oversee these initiatives while managing the P&G team.

McBride, a Lynnfield resident, is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and Suffolk University Law School.

“Britte is a natural choice to lead the Policy and Government Division,” AG Coakley said.  “Throughout her tenure, she has made many valuable contributions to the office and will provide tremendous leadership in her new role. I am confident that she will do an outstanding job.”

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