Cooley has hired as a partner Russell Capone, until recently the chief counsel to U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in the Southern District of New York. It’s a further example of the law firm bolstering its white-collar defense capabilities as its core tech client base comes of age.

Capone, joining the firm’s New York office, spent over a decade in the U.S. Attorney’s office, starting as a line prosecutor on violent crime and public corruption, before rising to lead the public corruption unit and then serve as chief counsel. He rejoins Cooley’s white-collar defense and investigations practice leader Andrew Goldstein, who preceded him as the public corruption chief at the SDNY.