Lanny Breuer joins Covington & Burling

Former Justice Department Criminal Division head returns to his former firm

Lanny Breuer, who served as the head of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Criminal Division in the aftermath of the financial crisis, has joined Covington & Burling as vice chair. This is Breuer’s third stint with the firm, and according to Covington, he will practice white-collar defense, as well as work the firm’s senior leaders on strategic management and international growth.

Because of his recent work as head of the Criminal Division at the DOJ, Breuer is barred from appearing before the DOJ on a client’s behalf for two years. But Breuer did tell the Wall Street Journal Law Blog that he wouldn’t hesitate to represent a major bank in a criminal investigation.


Cathleen Flahardy

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