Ryan Marcroft was appointed in July 2017 as deputy director of the Legal Affairs Division. He previously served as DCA’s assistant chief counsel since 2016. Prior to his appointment, Marcroft was a deputy attorney general at the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General, since 2010. He was a deputy legal affairs secretary in the Governor’s Office from 2006 to 2010, and a staff attorney at the Institute for Administrative Justice, California Parole Advocacy Program, from 2004 to 2006. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.