|Butler Snow announced on November 23, 2015, that NAFUSA member Jim Letten – a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2001-2012) currently serving as an assistant dean of experiential learning at the Tulane University Law School – has joined the firm as of counsel in the New Orleans office. He will bolster the firm’s team of other former federal prosecutors, and expand its office in the Crescent City.
Letten was appointed U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush and asked to retain the position by President Barack Obama. Prior to stepping down in 2012, he had been the longest-serving U.S. Attorney in the nation and one of only three U.S. Attorneys in the country appointed to the position by successive presidents from different parties. Letten will work with the firm’s investigations and white collar crimes Group, and consult on a variety of defenses including criminal and regulatory investigations, government audits and civil fraud cases. He will also work on international trade and regulatory issues. Letten will continue in his role as Assistant Dean at Tulane Law School.
“Jim is a respected prosecutor, and had a very successful track record as U.S. Attorney,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman of Butler Snow. “He is well known across Louisiana, the Southeast and throughout the nation. His leadership in investigations and white collar crime, depth in complex business law matters and prosecution on the state and federal level will add significant value to the firm as we grow in New Orleans and nationwide.”
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