Judy Richmond, a vice president and associate general counsel for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will manage the day-to-day operations of its five-person legal department after Steven Law, the Chamber's chief legal officer and general counsel, leaves next week.
Law is departing to become president and chief executive officer of American Crossroads, a new group that will raise money for Republican candidates. He was not available for an interview. J.P. Fielder, a spokesman for the Chamber, said Law's last day is next Tuesday.
As for filling the general counsel job permanently, Fielder said, "I think right now, Judy is handling it, and we'll see where it takes us from there."
Richmond, a graduate of George Washington University Law School, first joined the Chamber in 1977, according to a biography released by the Chamber. She was not available for an interview.
Law has been at the Chamber for three years. He is a former deputy secretary and chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Labor who has also been executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). At the Chamber, he led the Workforce Freedom Initiative, an effort to stop passage of the union-backed Employee Free Choice Act and fight other labor-backed initiatives. The Chamber said Friday that Lisa Rickard, the president of the Institute for Legal Reform, will be in charge of the workforce initiative.