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Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) section is dedicated to providing a reliable, responsive, cost-effective and secure technology infrastructure that will facilitate the vision, objectives and goals of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The IT section is customer service focused and provides services that enhance the OAG’s ability to service their clients and the citizens of the Commonwealth. IT is continuously looking for ways to improve business processes, ease of use and integration.

The IT section is organized into three teams that facilitate delivery of support, application and infrastructure services.

Technology Support: The Technology Support team provides support of computers, phones, iPads, printers, and software. Their responsibilities include end user support, computer hardware and software asset management, computer support and replacement, configuration and procurement assistance and technology learning.

Web & Applications: The Web & Applications team develop and maintain custom applications and databases, complaint and correspondence tracking, web content management, web-based consumer services and provide functionality such as workflow and collaboration.

Infrastructure: The Infrastructure team provides support for the network and server infrastructure. Responsibilities include maintaining file and print services, application and web servers, e-mail, wireless and remote access, backup systems, storage and security.

Broadus D. Pettiford

Director of Information Technology

Office of the Attorney General
202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Administration Division

The Administrative Division provides all administrative, non-legal support to the Office and includes the following Departments: Human Resources, Finance, Information Technology, and Operations. There is a broad spectrum of functionality under the large “administrative” umbrella, and each Department consists of knowledgeable and capable staff, providing the necessary expertise for that Department’s mission. The Administrative staff works efficiently to provide excellence in internal customer service, ensuring that the overall Office needs are met so that the attorneys and support staff may provide the highest level of legal service to the Commonwealth, its constituent agencies, and its citizens.

Sections

Information Systems


Finance


Human Resources


Office Operations



 

Director of Administration

Leigh Archer Director of Administration

Bio

Prior to joining the OAG, Ms. Archer was the EEO and Employee Relations Manager with the Virginia Department of Health, where she directed the agency’s EEO, grievance, and complaint programs and provided advice and risk analysis to local Health Directors, Deputy Commissioners, and the State Health Commissioner. Previously, she was part of the Human Resources Department at LeClairRyan and contributed significantly to the Firm’s efforts to reduce administrative costs and improve efficiency. She also served the Commonwealth with the Department of Employment Dispute Resolution (now part of the Department of Human Resource Management) as an Employee Relations Consultant, advising both state workers and agency management on state policy and the resolution of workplace conflict. As a law student, Ms. Archer interned with the OAG and the Office of General Counsel at Virginia Commonwealth University, experiences which shaped her strong interest in public service. Ms. Archer is originally from Salem, Virginia and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Richmond School of Law.

 

 

 

 

 
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Executive Division

Executive level responsibility in the Office of the Attorney General is delegated by General Herring to his Chief Deputy Attorney General (“CDAG”) who is responsible for managing the delivery of quality, timely legal services to the Office’s state agency and state officer clients through supervision of the five legal divisions of the Office (headed by division Deputies), supervision of the Opinions Section, and supervision of the Transparency and Administrative Legal Compliance area. The CDAG also provides general oversight of the operational needs of the office (i.e., Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance, etc.) through supervision of the Director Administration. Additional executive responsibility is assigned to the Chief of Staff who, like the CDAG, reports directly to the Attorney General in the management of constituent outreach/relations, policy/legislative initiatives, and media relations. Together, the managers and directors of all of these areas constitute the Executive and Administration team of the Office of the Attorney General.

 

Sections

Communications


Legislative & Constituent Affairs


Compliance & Transparency Counsel


Opinions Counsel


Programs & Community Outreach

Chief Deputy Attorney General

picture of Chief Deputy Attorney General: Cynthia Hudson

Bio

Cynthia Hudson is currently Chief Deputy Attorney General of Virginia. Appointed to that post in January, 2014, Ms. Hudson is responsible for managing the daily legal operations of the Virginia Office of the Attorney General in its service as the Department of Law for the state of Virginia, and for ensuring the provision of quality and timely legal services for the Office of the Governor, all state executive branch departments, agencies, entities, and officials.

Ms. Hudson previously served eight years as city attorney for the City of Hampton, Virginia, where she guided the work of the city’s law office and risk management office in providing legal counsel, representation and claims management for the Hampton city council, the city administration, and related public entities. Prior to her appointment as city attorney, Hudson had been a deputy city attorney for Hampton with responsibility for civil litigation generally, and employment law matters in particular.

Ms. Hudson’s spent her early law career in private practice in the labor and employment law litigation section of McGuireWoods, LLP in Richmond, Virginia. She has served also as Director of Personnel Policy and Programs for the Virginia Department of Personnel and Training.

A native of Nottoway County, Virginia and a product of its public school system, Ms. Hudson received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her law degree from the College of William and Mary, where has been an adjunct law faculty member teaching state and local government law.

 

Chief of Staff

Kevin C. O'Holleran, Chief of Staff

Bio

Kevin O'Holleran has extensive management experience in Virginia politics, having managed the Attorney General's campaign and his 2007 campaign for the Senate of Virginia. He has previously served as the Maryland state director for Share our Strength, a non-profit dedicated to ending childhood hunger, political director for The Atlas Project, a campaign data analysis firm, and vice president of a direct mail firm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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Transportation Section

The Transportation Section serves as legal counsel to the Secretary of Transportation and all agencies, offices, authorities, and boards that report to the Secretary of Transportation. Various State agencies include the Department of Transportation, Department of Aviation, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Virginia Port Authority and Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships. State authorities and boards include the Commonwealth Transportation Board, the Virginia Aviation Board, the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority, the Department of Motor Vehicles Medical Advisory Board, the Virginia Port Authority Board, the Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board and the Commission on the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.

We serve the transportation client agencies and entities in numerous administrative, regulatory, transactional/contractual and litigation matters. We advise state agencies and boards on many issues some of which include bond issuance and refinancing; eminent domain/condemnation; outdoor advertising and highway sign issues relating to right of way; environmental concerns; titling and registration of automobiles; motor fuels tax collection and enforcement; procurement disputes; and administration of the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program.

 

Jeffrey R. Allen

Senior Assistant Attorney General/Chief

Transportation Section

Office of the Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street

Richmond, VA 23219