Saturday, December 3, 2005
Following in the footsteps of many before him, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Anders from the Southern District of New York will be leaving that office at the end of the year to join Wachtell, Lipton in its white collar crime group. Anders is well-known for his role in prosecuting Frank Quattrone on obstruction charges (twice, after the first trial ended with a hung jury) and Bernie Ebbers for conspiracy and securities fraud. Both cases resulted in convictions, although each is on appeal. Like those before him, Anders will reap significant rewards in private practice, representing individuals and corporations caught up in government investigations and, perhaps, even criticizing the tactics used against his clients every once in a while. A Wall Street Journal story (here) discusses Anders' move into private practice.