Full of Mice? Patrick Fitzgerald’s “Mind Like a Steel Trap”
From the American Lawyer
After considering options ranging from starting his own firm to working for a forensic investigations outfit—Fitzgerald joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom‘s Chicago office in one of the splashiest partner hirings of 2012.
“I had concerns about going to a law firm,” Fitzgerald admitted during an interview at Skadden’s Chicago office in December. “It was important to me that I could feel comfortable with who I was representing and enjoy the people I’m working with.” To that end, Fitzgerald decided that his long history as a prosecutor would make him uneasy representing the sort of people he used to pursue. So instead of representing individuals, he’s structured a practice focusing on helping companies with internal investigations, working as a corporate monitor, and advising boards of companies facing trouble.
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Patrick Fitzgerald demonstrates Pay-to-Play
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Dec 23 2008: Emanuel leaves the country on a “long planned” family trip to Africa
December 24, 2008: White House counsel Greg Craig releases results of his “internal investigation” and declares that Everybody behaved appropriately in the Obama Administration’s negotiations to buy the Senate Seat.
Jan 27, 2010: Skadden Arps hires Greg Craig
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