Reuters: Appellate Law Veteran at O’Melveny Leaves for DOJ legal Counsel Post

February 04, 2022

Distinguished appellate lawyer Brad Garcia has been appointed as deputy assistant attorney general in the US Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. Garcia was previously a partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in its appellate and Supreme Court practice where he argued more than a dozen appeals in federal and state courts and one case at the Supreme Court. O’Melveny chair Brad Butwin said that Garcia was “a trusted advisor” for a number of O’Melveny’s top clients, including Chubb Ltd, Google Inc and Fidelity Management & Research Co. “Garcia’s move to public service broadens the firm’s footprint in the Biden administration. Former O’Melveny partner Lisa Monaco, who co-led the firm’s data security and privacy team, is serving as the Justice Department’s second-in-command under US Attorney General Merrick Garland. Jeremy Maltby, a former white-collar partner, left for the department last May and is serving as an associate deputy attorney general. Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are O’Melveny alums. Last April, Greg Jacob, who served as counsel to then-Vice President Mike Pence, returned to the firm’s partnership.”

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