The White House this week tapped Latham & Watkins partner Alice Fisher to run the Justice Department's Criminal Division. From 2001 until 2003, Fisher, 38, served as a division deputy, overseeing major fraud and terrorism cases. But to many observers, the choice of a lawyer with no prosecutorial experience to run the Criminal Division is surprising. If confirmed, Fisher will have to overcome skepticism from federal prosecutors in the field.
Latham & Watkins Partner to Head DOJ Criminal Division
April 1, 2005