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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