The Trump administration’s supposed pick to lead the Justice Department’s Criminal Division is a Kirkland & Ellis partner who focuses on white-collar defense.
If confirmed, Kirkland’s Brian Benczkowski will lead a DOJ division he spent the last few years defending companies from. It would also mark his return to a department he spent several years working for, including as a member of the outgoing presidential transition team for George W. Bush and on the incoming team for Donald Trump.
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