Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian R. Michael has joined the Los Angeles office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the firm announced in a release. He will serve as counsel in the office’s business trial, securities litigation and enforcement, and investigations and criminal litigation groups.
Michael was an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 2003 to 2010, working in the U.S. Attorney’s offices in Los Angeles and Manhattan. Before becoming a federal prosecutor, Michael spent three years as a litigation associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York. He also previously served as deputy director of congressional affairs for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the Justice Department.
“Brian’s experience investigating and prosecuting large complex cases, together with his extensive trial and courtroom experience, will enhance our ability to handle our clients’ most significant and high-stakes matters,” Randall Lee, partner-in-charge of WilmerHale’s Los Angeles office, said in a release.
Lee said Michael joins two other former Assistant U.S. Attorneys in the Los Angeles office.