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Three legal and political heavyweights in San Francisco will help Kamala Harris as she prepares to assume the district attorney’s job Jan. 8. Former City Attorney Louise Renne, retired San Francisco Superior Court Judge Alfred Chiantelli, and well-known trial attorney John Keker said Thursday that they’ll be serving as members of Harris’ advisory committee. Harris knocked two-term DA Terence Hallinan out of office in a runoff election Dec. 9. Her spokeswoman, Debbie Mesloh, said she wasn’t able to name other members of the committee. “I don’t have the final numbers,” she said. Mesloh said the advisory committee will help Harris through the transition period before she takes office, then act as a “support team” as she implements policies. “She does want it to serve as more of an advisory than a traditional transition team,” Mesloh said earlier in the week. The group may include legal experts, violence prevention advocates and community leaders, she added. Renne, now general counsel for the San Francisco Unified School District, plucked Harris from DA Hallinan’s office in 2000, when Renne was city attorney, to work for her. Harris went on leave from her job as a deputy city attorney to campaign for DA. Renne, a partner in Renne & Holtzman Public Law Group, is in high demand as an adviser to the city’s new leadership — Mayor-elect Gavin Newsom announced Monday that she’s leading his transition team. For Harris, “I’m available on an as-needed basis to give advice,” Renne said. Chiantelli, now a mediator with ADR Services, was a private solo and then a prosecutor before he ran for judge in 1982. As a prosecutor, he worked under three DAs over more than a decade, and assumed the No. 4 position in the office in 1980, he said. Keker, a well-known trial attorney and founder of San Francisco’s Keker & Van Nest, recently defended investment banker Frank Quattrone in a federal prosecution in New York that ended in a mistrial earlier this year.

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