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Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates joined King & Spalding as a partner on Tuesday, returning to the Atlanta-based firm where she started her legal career almost 30 years ago.

Yates, who catapulted to national prominence when she was fired by President Donald Trump in January 2017, said she will be spearheading independent investigations for corporations, universities and other organizations with “particularly challenging or vexing issues.”

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Meredith Hobbs

Meredith Hobbs writes about the Atlanta legal community and the business of law. Contact her at [email protected] or 404.419.2837. On Twitter: @MeredithHobbs.

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Ryan Lovelace is based in Washington, D.C., and covers the intersection of law firm business, lobbying and the federal government. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter: @lovelaceryand

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