Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced the appointment of D. Forrest Brumbaugh as Assistant Attorney General for Legal Counsel. Mr. Brumbaugh comes to the Texas Attorney General’s Office with more than 28 years of private sector experience. Forrest was made a shareholder of one of Texas’ leading law firms, Winstead Sechrest & Minick, less than seven years after graduating from law school. In 2004, he became a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski, now Norton Rose Fulbright, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world.
“I have known Attorney General Ken Paxton and his values for over 30 years,” Mr. Brumbaugh said. “I am honored that Attorney General Paxton has given me the opportunity to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Legal Counsel. I look forward to achieving our common goals of serving Texans.
“I have always been impressed by Forrest’s intelligence and creative approach to solving complex problems,” Attorney General Paxton said. “I’m thrilled that he brings these skills to our agency as we continue our fight to protect all Texans.”
Mr. Brumbaugh’s private practice included corporate, securities and mergers and acquisitions, including representing some of the world’s largest institutional investors in sophisticated private investments. He was named one of the Best Lawyers in America for Corporate and Private Fund Practices. He received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville.
Mr. Brumbaugh is married with two children and serves on the board of trustees of his alma mater, the University of Evansville.