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Rutledge Names Brian Bowen as Deputy Attorney General of State Agencies


October 2, 2017

Says, ‘Brian is an exceptional attorney, and I am excited to welcome him as a new deputy attorney general’

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today named Brian Bowen of Little Rock as deputy attorney general for the State Agencies Department.

“Brian is an exceptional attorney, and I am excited to welcome him as a new deputy attorney general,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Brian brings tremendous knowledge from his previous experience in state government. Not only will he be able to assist with rule promulgation, Freedom of Information Act compliance and the interpretation of laws passed by the General Assembly, but he has a clear understanding of what the many state agencies need in order to do their jobs more efficiently.”

Bowen is a Hendrix College graduate and received his juris doctor from the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School Of Law. Bowen joins the Attorney General’s office from the Arkansas Department of Human Services where he most recently served as the Chief of Staff for the Director. He has also been an Assistant Director for the Division of Aging and Adult Services and an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for the department. Prior to joining the Department of Human Services, he was in private practice in the Little Rock area.

Attorneys in the State Agencies Department provide legal representation to the more than 200 State agencies, boards, commissions, two-year colleges and other entities. Agency attorneys provide counsel, as well as assist their client agencies with promulgating rules and regulations, complying with the Freedom of Information Act, resolving personnel disputes and interpreting laws passed by the Arkansas General Assembly.

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