Saturday, January 24, 2009
The nominee to lead DOJ's Criminal Division is Lanny A. Breuer.
A man who clearly knows the white collar area of law, Breuer presently serves as co-chair of Covington and Burling's White Collar Defense and Investigations practice group. As described on his webpage - "Mr. Breuer represents corporations and individuals across a broad array of subject matters including corporate accountability, fraud and abuse, securities investigations and litigation, food and drug regulation, medical device health and safety, antitrust, conflicts of interest, environmental crimes, foreign corrupt practices, national security, and export controls." A Columbia grad (undergrad and law school), his resume includes serving as special counsel to President Clinton, not to mention his representation of Roger Clemens (see here).
It is good to see someone with enormous experience willing to serve the country in this important position. His expertise in the corporate and political world make him a good match in the fight against white collar crime.