Steptoe & Johnson has landed a heavy hitter for its white collar crime team. Jason Weinstein, a former Department of Justice (DOJ) official, will join the firm as partner in its Washington, D.C., office. He started his new gig yesterday. 

Weinstein came under fire for controversy over Operation Fast and Furious, a failed gun-trafficking probe. He resigned in September 2012 after a supervisor faulted him for not paying closer attention to tactics being used in the failed operation.

Weinstein specializes in white collar defense and issues related to cyber security. 

“As a longtime federal prosecutor, Jason brings extensive experience leading investigations and trying complex cases. He can provide clients with firsthand knowledge of the federal investigative process as well as special insight into the decision-making processes at the DOJ,” said Steptoe Chair Roger E. Warin. “With his experience leading cybercrime and data breach investigations, he is well-situated to help companies respond effectively to cyber incidents and any resulting enforcement proceedings. In addition, as one of the administration’s leading voices on cyber and intellectual property issues, Jason can help companies devise effective strategies for navigating the current legislative environment.” 

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