County names public defender

LOS ANGELES - Ronald L. Brown, a veteran of the L.A. County Public Defender's office, has been promoted to public defender at an annual salary of $270,000.The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved Brown's promotion and salary "given [his] extensive experience in the field of public sector legal defense and executive-level management." With the promotion, Brown becomes one of the county's highest-paid employees, behind public health director Dr. Jonathan Fielding ($309,494), district attorney Steve Cooley ($297,859) and county counsel Andrea Ordin ($295,000).

********** Published: January 6, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 38