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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2005
McKenna hires new Special Assistant AG for Litigation Excellence


OLYMPIA – Attorney General Rob McKenna today announced that veteran Seattle attorney John Gose has been hired to fill a new position created to advise the Office of Attorney General on civil litigation.

As Special Assistant Attorney General for Litigation Excellence, McKenna said Gose will conduct a comprehensive review of the AGO’s litigation practices and organizational structure, then make recommendations for improvement.

“To ensure our office is providing the highest quality work in the most effective manner possible, it’s critical to review how we operate,” said McKenna. “John brings nearly 50 years of experience as an attorney in Washington, including experience in major civil litigation and as managing partner of one of Washington’s most respected and successful firms. His experience, expertise and counsel will greatly benefit the Office of Attorney General, the clients we represent and the citizens we serve.”

Mr. Gose was a partner at Preston Gates and Ellis from 1965 to 2001, where he twice served as managing partner. He has served as Senior Counsel at the firm the past four years.

John Gose is past chairman of the Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association and past president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. A veteran of the Korean conflict, he retired from the United States Marine Corps Reserve as a colonel and is past-president of the Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association.

Mr. Gose did his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia and received his J.D. from the University of Washington.

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