Jepsen lets assistant AGs into the sunlight

Attorney General George Jepsen is taking pains not to criticize his predecessor and fellow Democrat, Richard Blumenthal, but he is quickly showing some stylistic differences in his first month in office. For one thing, Jepsen is acknowledging the work of his subordinates.

As was the case in today’s announcement of a $4.25 million antitrust settlement with two reinsurance brokers, Guy Carpenter & Company and Excess Reinsurance Company,  a common element of press releases from his office is a mention of the assistant attorneys general who worked on the case at hand:

“Jepsen said the settlement was the result of exemplary work by Assistant Attorneys General Joseph Nielsen, Gary Becker and paralegal Holly MacDonald who investigated and litigated the case under the direction of Assistant Attorney General Michael Cole, chief of the Antitrust Department.”