Derek Langhauser appointed Chief Legal Counsel, Maine Governor's Office

Jan. 11, 2019: Derek Langhauser was appointed as the Chief Legal Counsel for Maine Gov. Janet Mills by Mills on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. Langhauser was most recently the President of the Maine Community College System. Langhauser, 56, of Cumberland Foreside, Maine, has practiced law for more than thirty years, and he has advised all three branches of government. He clerked for two Maine Supreme Court Judges, and he was the Constitutional Counsel to former Maine Gov. John McKernan for four years and he was a Counsel to former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe for fourteen years. He also advised the administrations of former Governors Angus King and John Baldacci, several Attorney Generals, and numerous legislative leaders. Most recently, Langhauser was the General Counsel and the President of the Maine Community College System. Langhauser is a member of the Council of The American Law Institute, a fellow and former President of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He has chaired or advised state and federal judicial selection panels and he has written an article on U.S. Supreme Court appointments.

Attribution: Governor's Office

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