Assistant AG Sarah London to serve as legal counsel to Gov. Shumlin

Sarah London, an assistant attorney general in the Public Protection Division in the office of State Attorney General William Sorrell, who has focused on consumer protection and antitrust efforts, will become Gov. Peter Shumlin's legal counsel.

London replaces former Counsel Beth Robinson, who resigned to take a seat on the Vermont Supreme Court.

Shumlin called London “an exceptional lawyer who understands the legislative process, has great judgment, and will be a pleasure to work with.”

As legal counsel, London will provide guidance to the governor and his administration, spearhead Shumlin's transparency-in-government agenda, work with lawmakers on key legislation, and more. London will officially step into the new position on Jan. 3.

As assistant attorney general, London has handled consumer protection, antitrust, bankruptcy, and tobacco enforcement matters.

She brought the first enforcement action under Vermont's security breach notice act and the second HIPAA-enforcement action by a state attorney general in the country.

She recently settled one of the largest consumer protection and antitrust actions against a Vermont business in the state's history (State v. Casella Waste Systems, Inc.), and she has worked with the U.S. Department of Justuce and the Federal Trade Commissionon on a number of multi-state consumer protection and antitrust enforcement actions.

London graduated from Dartmouth College and Northeastern University School of Law. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Bankowski and Dr. Wayne London of Brattleboro.

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