Ed Sniffen works with both the Civil and Criminal Chief Deputies to oversee all department operations, communications, and external affairs. Ed works closely with the Attorney General on legal policy and major policy initiatives. Ed received his J.D. from Willamette University College of Law in 1988 and was in private practice for 11 years before joining the Alaska Attorney General’s Office in 2000. For his first 15 years at the department, Ed focused exclusively on antitrust and consumer protection matters. Ed has experience handling complex civil litigation involving antitrust, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, utility, and consumer issues. Prior to moving into management, Ed was the Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Regulatory Affairs Section where he represented the public interest in matters before the state’s utility commission, and was then the Chief Deputy for the Civil Division before becoming the Chief of Staff.