The former acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts has joined Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Michael K. Loucks, who served as acting U.S. Attorney beginning in April 2009 after U.S. Attorney Michael J. Sullivan left the office. He remained the acting head until President Obama’s nominee, Carmen Ortiz, was sworn-in in November. He left the office in December.
Loucks served as First Assistant Attorney from 2005 to 2009. Before that, he was the chief of the office’s Health Care Fraud Unit for eight years and spent 12 years as a health care fraud coordinator. Loucks was involved in several high-profile health care fraud prosecutions, including Pfizer Inc.’s record-breaking $2.3 billion settlement with the DOJ last year. He first joined the U.S. Attorney’s office in 1986.
At Skadden, Loucks will be a litigation partner in the firm’s Boston office.
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