Robert Boone, a notable federal prosecutor and nine-year veteran of the Southern District of New York, has returned to Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, a firm he left in 2012.

Boone had actually only spent seven months at Wilmer after completing the interview process for the U.S. Department of Justice while working as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. The day after his final DOJ interview, the government announced a hiring freeze that put his prosecutorial dreams on hold.