Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy named Luke Bronin ’01 LAW ’06 his next chief legal counsel on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old former Rhodes scholar first worked for Malloy during his unsuccessful 2006 gubernatorial campaign against New Haven Mayor John DeStefano, who later lost to Republican M. Jodi Rell. Bronin will be leaving a four-year post at the Treasury Department, where he served as deputy assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes.

“He’s a friend of mine,” Malloy said in a Tuesday press conference. “The role of counsel is to advise me and run an office with three other attorneys. He will continue the practice that I had … of assisting me with judicial nominations and the like, as well as other appointments to the government.”

Bronin has said he is happy to return to Hartford, Conn. where he lives with his wife, a professor at the University of Connecticut Law School, and his two children.