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Scott appoints Jim Shea as Baltimore City Solicitor, Dana Moore to become Chief Equity Officer

Jim Shea and Donna Moore
Posted at 1:39 PM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 13:42:33-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott continues to fill out his new administration.

On Monday he appointed Jim Shea as City Solicitor.

In 2018, Shea ran in the primaries for Maryland Governor and named Scott as his running mate.

Before that, Shea served for more than two decades as a managing partner then chairman of the global law firm Venable LLP.

Throughout his career, Shea sat atop several influential committees including the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents and the Downtown Partnership.

Shea's law experience began as a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law, followed by a clerkship with Maryland Federal District Court Judge, Joseph H. Young.

Shea will officially start in January 2021, at which point he will also sit on the city's Board of Estimates.

That wasn't the only position Scott filled Monday.

He named current City Solicitor Dana P. Moore as Baltimore’s first Chief Equity Officer and Equity and Civil Rights Director.