The number of attorneys defecting from the Department of Justice to private practice is mounting. Although some departures may be attributable to the usual revolving door for attorney jobs at government agencies, the imbroglio surrounding Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is an unlikely enticement for attorneys to stay put. Akin Gump partner Mark Botti, formerly with the DOJ's Antitrust Division, says the recent trouble at the department had more of an impact on appointed attorneys than career attorneys.
DOJ Defections Grow as Prosecutor Firings Controversy Builds
The National Law Journal
April 24, 2007