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Three lawyers named as finalists for top ethics job


Three lawyers — including one who used to prosecute other lawyers for ethics breaches — are finalists for the top job at the State Ethics Commission.

The three candidates for executive secretary are:

  • Gene Chapman, 52, a UGA Law School grad in private practice who served as discipline counsel for the State Bar of Georgia from 1995 until 2006,
  • Bryce Farbstein, 37, a graduate of Georgia State University, who manages the Judicial Election Reform Campaign for Common Cause of Georgia. He also runs the Georgia branch office of Borack & Associates, a Florida firm representing creditors in about 1,800 cases statewide.
  • Stacey Kalberman, 45, currently of counsel at Morris, Manning & Martin. She’s an Emory Law School grad who’s worked for 17 years in insurance regulation, both in and out of state government.

The job has been open since Rick Thompson left the job in October to start a consulting business.

All three finalists are scheduled to be interviewed Feb. 15 at the next meeting of the commission. The meeting will be open to the public.





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