The state’s first solicitor general announced on Wednesday plans to resign his post for a job with Walmart. Solicitor General Lee Rudofsky’s resignation will be effective July 20.
According to the attorney general’s office, Rudofsky will join Walmart’s anticorruption compliance team in Northwest Arkansas.
Rutledge announced the creation of the solicitor general position in 2015 to assist with multi-state consumer protection cases and appeals cases at the state and federal level and hired Rudofsky for the position. He has represented the state in lawsuits over abortion restrictions, efforts to resume executions and other cases.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said that Nicholas Bronni, currently the deputy solicitor general, will replace Rudofsky. Bronni has been with the attorney general’s office since April 2016. Bronni’s annual salary will be $140,000, the same as Rudofsky’s.