A former Sullivan & Cromwell associate who joined the Trump administration in early 2017 has moved to a front-office position at the U.S. Justice Department as an adviser to the deputy attorney general.

William Hughes, named an associate deputy attorney general this month, joined Main Justice from the Trump White House, where he had been deputy director of administration in the executive office of the president. Hughes had been a Sullivan & Cromwell associate in Washington and New York since November 2009.