SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Tracie L. Brown, Harry M. Dorfman and Rochelle C. East to judgeships in the San Francisco County Superior Court.
Tracie L. Brown, 42, of San Francisco, has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office since 2002. She was an associate at Cooley Godward Kronish LLP from 1997 to 2002 and served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Margaret McKeown from 1998 to 1999. Brown was a law clerk and associate at Morrison and Foerster LLP from 1995 to 1997. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard-Radcliffe University. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Kevin McCarthy. Brown is a Democrat.
Harry M. Dorfman, 56, of San Francisco, has been a managing attorney at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Homicide Unit since 2010. He was a professor at San Francisco Law School from 2001 to 2011 and chief counsel for the California Assembly Committee on Public Safety from 1999 to 2000. Dorfman earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Donna Little. Dorfman is a Democrat.
Rochelle C. East, 56, of San Francisco, has been chief deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice since 2011, where she served as senior assistant attorney general in the Correctional Law Section from 2008 to 2011 and deputy attorney general and supervising deputy attorney general from 2000 to 2004 and from 2005 to 2008. East worked in Haiti as a U.S. Department of State foreign service officer from 2004 to 2005. She was an associate attorney at Schachter Kristoff Orenstein and Berkowitz from 1996 to 2000 and a judicial extern at the California Supreme Court in 1996. East served in the U.S. Navy from 1983 to 1993. She earned a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. She fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Jerome T. Benson. East is registered decline-to-state.
The compensation for each of these positions is $178,789.