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W&L in the Governor's Office

Last month, when Randy Minchew, a member of the Washington and Lee Law Class of 1984, was named deputy counselor and advisor to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, he joined fellow W&L alumnus Mike Reynold, of the Class of 2002, as a member of the McDonnell administration.

Mike has been there since last November, serving as assistant director for policy. He had been McDonnell’s deputy campaign manager. One of Mike’s primary roles at the moment is directing McDonnell’s Committee on Government Reform and Restructuring, which began its work in June.

Randy, managing shareholder of the Loudoun, Va., office of Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich and Walsh P.C., serves as part-time legal counsel to McDonnell and assists with various projects related to public policy. He is a prominent land-use attorney in Loudon County. An announcement of Randy’s appointment appeared in both the Loudon Times and the Washington Post.

Reynold and Minchew are old friends, having worked together on McDonnell’s 2005 campaign for attorney general and serving as Virginia leaders in the 2008 John McCain presidential campaign.