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Christopher Caldwell.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has tapped Boies Schiller Flexner partner Christopher Caldwell as a special prosecutor to defend the contempt of court conviction of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Caldwell was a founding partner in Los Angeles-based litigation boutique Caldwell Leslie & Proctor, which was absorbed by Boies Schiller last year. According to his firm bio, Caldwell served as a trial lawyer in the public integrity section of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division in the mid-1980s before moving into private practice where he focuses on cases involving the entertainment industry, intellectual property, securities, employment, professional liability, and white-collar crimes. Caldwell didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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Ross Todd

Ross Todd is the Editor/columnist for the Am Law Litigation Daily. He writes about litigation of all sorts. Previously, Ross was the Bureau Chief of The Recorder, ALM's California affiliate. Contact Ross at [email protected] On Twitter: @Ross_Todd.

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