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The mayor praised the outgoing director`s «long and excellent» legal career and public service. «Nashville has benefited from a great legal spirit and a dedicated public servant working for us at a crucial time,» the mayor said in the statement. «His leadership has helped us find a fair and robust public health response to the pandemic. He cited the legal battle to reject a Charter amendment last fall that would have destroyed Metro`s financial turnaround. And it has allowed Metro Police and our Community Oversight Board to successfully establish their formal working relationship. BUSINESS: Nashville Tech Jobs in Numbers: How Speed the Industry Is Grow in Middle Tennessee «Bob Cooper has set the bar high for expectations for this office, and I hope to meet that standard as the mayor`s administration continues its work to address both the significant challenges and unique opportunities Nashville currently faces.» Dietz said. Dietz, the new director, has 35 years of experience as a lawyer. He served as a law clerk for Thomas A. Wiseman, Jr., U.S. District Judge for the Middle District of Tennessee. He also served as legislative assistant and media advisor to former U.S.

Senator Jim Sasser. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center. Dietz said he was honored to take on this new role. You can find journalist Rachel Wegner rawegner@tennessean.com or @rachelannwegner on Twitter. Bob Cooper was appointed in November 2019. Previously, he served as Tennessee Attorney General from 2006 to 2014. He will return to his former law firm, Bass, Berry & Sims, in Nashville. Bob Cooper will step down as Metro`s general counsel in early June and return to private practice, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Friday. «I thank the mayor and council for giving me this opportunity,» Cooper said in a statement. «It has been an honor to lead the Law Department, its excellent lawyers and staff at a particularly challenging time for Metro.»