Anastasia Baskerville was appointed CalRecycle’s Chief Counsel by Governor Gavin Newsom in October 2020.
Ms. Baskerville has more than 21 years of experience as an attorney in state service. Before joining CalRecycle, she was an attorney at the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Prior to that she served as the chief legal counsel of the Financial Information System of California (FI$Cal).
She also previously worked as senior staff counsel at the Department of Social Services, chief counsel for the Conservation Corps, and staff counsel for the Department of Conservation. Additionally, Ms. Baskerville has more than five years of legal experience at law firms in the private sector. Before attending law school, she worked as a media planner at Foote, Cone, and Belding in San Francisco.
Ms. Baskerville received her Juris Doctorate from McGeorge Law School at the University of the Pacific, and her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communications and a minor in English from the University of California, Berkeley.