Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher W. Brooker has been appointed by Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin to the Executive Branch Ethics Commission. The Executive Branch Ethics Commission promotes the ethical conduct of elected officials, officers and other employees in the executive branch of state government. The Commission seeks to fulfill its mission through administering a program of training and education on the code of ethics, including providing guidance to state employees concerning their ethical conduct, enforcing the provisions of the code, interpreting the code through the issuance of advisory opinions, registering executive agency lobbyists and recommending legislation to the General Assembly.
Mr. Brooker is not the first Wyatt lawyer appointed to oversee government ethics. After retiring from Wyatt, the late Ric Cusick was appointed by President George W. Bush to a five-year term as the Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.
Mr. Brooker is a member of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Service Team. He is lead counsel in a wide array of cases at the trial level, including contract, health care, fiduciary, constitutional and product liability cases. He also has extensive experience as lead counsel in both state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Brooker is listed as a Kentucky Super Lawyer® in the area of Business Litigation and has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a “Future Litigation Star” annually since 2015. He is a Junior Achievement of Kentuckiana Board Member and 2013 graduate of Leadership Kentucky. Mr. Brooker earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.