Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Jared A. Goldman ’00 as general counsel at the California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS).
The agency oversees 12 departments and five offices that provide a range of health care services, social services, mental health services, alcohol and drug services, income assistance, and public health services. More than 33,000 people work for departments in CHHS at state headquarters in Sacramento, regional offices throughout the state, state institutions, and residential facilities.
Goldman has served as deputy director and chief counsel at the Department of Health Care Services since 2016. He was a partner at Best, Best and Krieger LLP from 2012 to 2016. Goldman has served in several positions at the California Prison Health Care Receivership from 2006 to 2012, including chief counsel and staff counsel. He was deputy county counsel at the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office from 2001 to 2006.
This position does not require state Senate confirmation.