International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP congratulates partner and head of the Firm’s Anchorage office Jahna Lindemuth on her appointment by Alaska Governor Bill Walker as the state’s next Attorney General.

The appointment was announced yesterday by the Office of the Governor. The press release is here.
Ms. Lindemuth replaces Craig Richards who resigned last week. She will be the state’s second female attorney general. The first was Grace Schaible, who was appointed by Governor Steve Cowper at the start of his term in 1987.

Ms. Lindemuth brings extensive experience in complex commercial litigation, appeals to the Alaska Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and administrative management to her new role at the Department of Law.

Ms. Lindemuth received her juris doctor from University of California at Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law in 1997, graduating Order of the Coif, and clerked for former Alaska Supreme Court Justice Robert L. Eastaugh from 1997-1998. She serves on the Alaska Supreme Court Appellate Rules Committee, the Alaska Bar Association’s Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection Committee, and is Co-Chair of the Alaska Bar Association’s Appellate Law Section.

“This appointment is a great and well-deserved honor for Jahna,” noted Dorsey Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “She is a preeminent lawyer and a wonderful human being. Her years of experience as a litigator at Dorsey make her exceptionally qualified for the wide range of responsibilities entailed in representing the legal challenges facing Alaska. We will miss her tremendously, but I know that Jahna will bring incredible energy, insight and compassion to the job of furthering and defending the legal rights of the people of Alaska.”