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Morgan Lewis’s Caldwell to be Nominated to Lead DOJ’s Criminal Division

September 18, 2013

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, September 18, 2013: President Obama announced yesterday his intent to nominate Morgan Lewis Litigation partner Leslie Caldwell to be Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.

"Leslie is a remarkable and accomplished white collar trial lawyer," said Firm Chair Francis M. Milone. "We are proud that she has been selected for this honor."

After serving in various positions within the DOJ, including as Director of the Enron Task Force and as chief of the Criminal Division and the Securities Fraud Section for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California, Ms. Caldwell joined Morgan Lewis's New York office as a Litigation partner in 2004. Here, she co-chaired the firm's Corporate Investigations and White Collar Practice from 2004 to 2009 and has focused her practice on internal investigations and defense of companies and individuals accused by the government of involvement in white collar crime, SEC or other regulatory violations, and other crises.

"Leslie is an extraordinary colleague who has made great contributions to the Litigation Practice at Morgan Lewis," noted Litigation Practice Leader Jami McKeon. "Should she be confirmed, we will miss her guidance and skill, but know that she will be an impressive leader within the DOJ."

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