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2 DOJ Lawyers Depart to Join Morgan Lewis’ Growing Ex-Government Bench, The American Lawyer

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Partners Justin Weitz and Kathryn Deal’s move to Morgan Lewis was highlighted in a The American Lawyer article.

The article notes Justin’s work and leadership roles at the US Department of Justice (DOJ). Most recently, he served as the acting principal assistant chief in the Criminal Division’s Market Integrity and Major Frauds Unit. His intended areas of focus at the firm are complex financial, securities, procurement enforcement matters, and cryptocurrency.

“The insight I bring in terms of how [the criminal and civil divisions of the DOJ] are approaching increased government spending, how procurements are being managed and what they’re looking for in terms of fraud, corruption and other kinds of misconduct, I think will be of value,” said Justin.

Kathryn, who most recently served as an assistant US attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, will focus on high-stakes trial work and the defense of complex litigation, including putative class actions, mass torts, and related government proceedings at Morgan Lewis. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, she investigated and prosecuted white collar crimes from pandemic fraud and money laundering to public corruption and violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act.

“Clients continue to face an evolving landscape of aggregate civil litigation and parallel government activities,” Kathryn said, explaining that it’s an exciting time to return to private practice as a trial lawyer, class action litigator, and white-collar practitioner.

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