Alumni in the News

Paul C. Murphy – B.S., Speech, 1985; M.A., Business Administration, 2007

Ogden Standard Examiner

New Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has selected former federal public defender Parker Douglas as his chief of staff and general counsel as part of a leadership shuffle in the embattled office. Douglas, who represented Elizabeth Smart kidnapper David Mitchell, also has worked with law firms in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. At the same time Friday, Reyes announced the appointment of Brian Tarbet as chief civil deputy. Tarbet served as acting attorney general after John Swallow stepped down last month amid allegations of wrongdoing. Spencer Austin will replace Kirk Torgensen as chief criminal deputy. Reyes also promoted solicitor general Bridget Romano to his leadership team, and Missy Larsen will take over for Paul Murphy as chief of communications.