Joseph Sciarrotta, Jr. serves as General Counsel to Governor Janice K. Brewer. Duties include advising the Governor and staff regarding legal issues, assisting the Governor during the process of judicial appointments and appearing in or managing litigation involving the Governor. Joe began his legal career with the Phoenix law firm of Fennemore Craig where he represented clients regarding a variety of litigation matters. Subsequently, he became in-house counsel to several national Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, including Allied Waste Industries, Inc. n/k/a Republic Services, Inc. and Meritage Homes Corporation. Immediately prior to joining the Governor's Office, Joe served as General Counsel to the Arizona Department of Administration and Chair of the Governor's Regulatory Review Council. Joe received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors. Subsequently, Joe graduated Order of the Coif from Vanderbilt University School of Law and was Chief Justice of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board.