A former federal prosecutor who represented the likes of Monica Lewinsky, former CIA agent Aldrich Ames and former FBI Special Agent Robert Hanssen is forming a white-collar law firm of his own.
Preston Burton, who served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 1998 to 2002, joined Washington attorney Gregory L. Poe in forming Poe & Burton PLLC last Friday.
The two lawyers will focus on representing individuals and companies in white collar criminal proceedings and other government enforcement actions.
“I could not be more excited to join Greg in providing high quality representation within a small firm model,” Burton said in a statement.
Burton most recently headed the litigation office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Washington Office, and while he said he enjoyed his time there, he was eager to return to a smaller, boutique firm.
“When Greg approached me about starting a firm together, I knew it was time to get back to the structure I enjoyed the most,” he said.
Poe has been a partner at the Washington firms of Crowell & Moring LLP and Robbins, Russell, Englert, Orseck, Untereiner & Sauber LLP. His practice has focused on individual and corporate criminal defense.
“I have known Preston for nearly 14 years, we are looking forward to combining our complementary practices,” Poe said.