John Richter, former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, is rejoining King & Spalding as a partner in its special matters and government investigations practice after stints at the Justice Department and the private sector.
Joining the firm’s Washington, D.C. office next month, Richter will focus on health care and whistleblower investigations, according to a news release.
Richter was most recently the vice president and chief litigation counsel at WellCare Health Plans Inc., a Tampa, Fla., based health care company focused on government-sponsored programs. Richter joined WellCare in 2009 after he resigned from his post as Oklahoma City U.S. Attorney, a post he began on an interim basis in 2005. A year later, he was confirmed by the Senate to fill the vacancy on a full-time basis.
He also previously served as acting Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division at the Justice Department. Before that, he spent time as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Georgia and Oklahoma. From 1994 to 1998 he worked at King & Spalding’s Atlanta office, focusing on securities and commercial litigation matters.
He is a graduate of Emory University and the University of Virginia School of Law.