An increased emphasis on government investigations, and other priorities of a new presidential administration, continued to drive law firm hiring strategies this week.

Brian Morrissey departed his post at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he served as principal deputy general counsel, to rejoin Sidley Austin’s Washington, D.C., office. Morrissey previously worked at the firm’s D.C. office as a partner and associate before joining the Department of Justice in 2017.