Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler will be the keynote speaker at a Greater Baltimore Committee Public Policy Dialogue, to be held at 11:30 a.m. on September 17 at The Center Club in Baltimore.
Attorney General Gansler will share his views on the role of the Attorney General’s office as the chief legal for the State of Maryland and its agencies, his emphasis regarding environmental violations, proposed legislation for the 2008 General Assembly session, and his perspective on criminal laws and punishment.
Gansler was elected to be Montgomery County State’s Attorney in 1998. In 2002, the voters re-elected Gansler with the highest number of votes for any State’s Attorney in the history of Maryland.
Under Gansler’s leadership, the Montgomery County prosecutor’s office was the first in the country to fully implement community-based prosecution, becoming a nationwide model for effective crime-fighting programs. His record also includes instituting the first domestic violence dockets and the first drug courts in the county; creating a first-in-the-state gang prosecution unit; forming the first Elder Abuse Task Force in Maryland to specifically target criminals preying on seniors; and establishing the first internet crime unit in the state. Gansler was elected twice as vice-president of the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association.
Prior to being elected State’s Attorney, Mr. Gansler was an Assistant United States Attorney from 1992 to 1998. He also practiced civil litigation as a counsel in the law firm of Coburn & Schertler, and worked for two years as an associate at Howrey & Simon.
The GBC event program sponsor is Alexander & Cleaver, P.A., a full service law firm including lobbying, procurement and government relations services.