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Press Release Auditor Bump Appoints New General Counsel and Deputy Auditor

Michael K. Leung-Tat will oversee the Office's legal affairs, as well as the agency’s Bureau of Special Investigations and Division of Local Mandates.
For immediate release:
9/02/2021
  • Office of the State Auditor
  • Bureau of Special Investigations
  • Division of Local Mandates

Media Contact for Auditor Bump Appoints New General Counsel and Deputy Auditor

Noah Futterman

A head shot for Michael.

BostonState Auditor Suzanne M. Bump has appointed Michael K. Leung-Tat to serve as the Office of the State Auditor’s (OSA) General Counsel and Deputy Auditor. Leung-Tat, who began his role with the OSA earlier this week, will oversee the OSA’s legal affairs, as well as the agency’s Bureau of Special Investigations (BSI) and Division of Local Mandates. He replaces Timothy Dooling, who was recently appointed as an Administrative Judge for the Industrial Accidents Board and will be leaving the OSA later this month.

“I wish to thank Tim for his tremendous leadership over these last five and a half years.  His impact on our work was far reaching, but I’m particularly grateful for Tim’s contributions to our 2019 study of police officer training in the Commonwealth.  His steady hand will be missed,” Bump said.  “I welcome Michael back to the OSA and am confident that with his leadership ability and legal expertise, we will continue to build on our mission of making government work better. As General Counsel and Deputy Auditor, Michael will oversee our work examining public benefit fraud, as well as our office’s role in supporting local governments. I look forward to what he will accomplish.”

From 2017 to 2019, Leung-Tat held various roles at the OSA, including Legal Counsel for BSI and Assistant General Counsel for the agency, both under Dooling’s supervision. Most recently, he served as Deputy Division Chief in the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division. Prior to that, he was Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Boston’s Law Department for the Boston Public Schools. He earned his Juris Doctor - from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City and received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University.

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Media Contact for Auditor Bump Appoints New General Counsel and Deputy Auditor

Office of the State Auditor 

The Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump (OSA) conducts audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance, and make government work better.

Bureau of Special Investigations 

The Bureau of Special Investigations strengthens the social safety net in Massachusetts by investigating potential fraud in the state’s public benefit programs.

Division of Local Mandates 

DLM responds to requests from local government leaders to determine if a state law is an unfunded mandate on municipalities. In addition, we serve as a source of information on issues harming municipal budgets, and provide recommendations to address those issues.
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