The National Law Journal featured the arrival of new partner David Plotinsky, former acting chief of the US Department of Justice’s Foreign Investment Review Section. David’s 25-year career as a government lawyer also includes roles as associate deputy general counsel of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s Cybersecurity and Communications Reliability Division, among others. David told The NLJ that “a lot of firms play in the [national security] space—especially these days because it’s a growth industry—and firms have been trying to ramp up their foreign investments for the practice or create one from scratch. But to go to a firm with the depth of expertise of Morgan Lewis will help the transition [into private practice].”
The publication noted that David’s arrival to Morgan Lewis’s Washington, DC office fell on the office’s 75th anniversary. David is one of many former government lawyers who have found a home at the firm’s DC location over the years. “This is one of the most important cities to practice law, and one of the most exciting places to be,” said partner Grace Speights.