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Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is now at King & Spalding, in the East Room of the White House, on July 9, 2018. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

Former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein stepped down from the No. 2 position in the Department of Justice in May 2019, started looking for his next job that September, and landed at King & Spalding in January 2020 as an equity partner.

Rosenstein’s role overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election made him a household name in law and politics. His two-year tenure in the position was not without criticism; Democrats, in particular, assailed him for standing by Attorney General William Barr, as his boss appeared to minimize the impact of Mueller’s finished product on President Donald Trump’s fortunes.

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Dan Packel

Dan Packel covers change and innovation in the legal services market, and writes a weekly briefing for Law.com, "The Law Firm Disrupted," on these subjects. He is based in Philadelphia. Contact him at [email protected] On Twitter at @packeld

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