Friday, June 09, 2006

How Many Former Prosecutors Do You Have?

Last week, Lerach Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins LLP announced that John J. Rice, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney had joined the firm. The announcement can be found here.

A review of the firm's biography reveals that Mr. Rice has a lot of company at Lerach Coughlin. The firm has a dozen former federal prosecutors as well as five former state or city prosecutors. For a firm with about 160 lawyers - that works out to a nice ration of 1 out of 10 attorneys being former prosecutors.

While it is not quite the 4 out of 5 dentists that would recommend Trident gum, it is certainly a large percentage for a firm of that size.

Several other attorneys with the firm, including name partners John J. Stoia, Jr. and Samuel H. Rudman, spent time with the United States Securities & Exchange Commission.

For those that just had to know, the dozen former federal prosecutors are:
  1. X. Jay Alvarez
  2. Patrick J. Coughlin
  3. Michael J. Dowd
  4. Daniel Drosman (also a former Manhattan ADA)
  5. Jonah H. Goldstein
  6. G. Paul Howes
  7. Jeffrey W. Lawrence
  8. John J. Rice
  9. Scott Saham
  10. Sanford Svetcov
  11. Susan G. Taylor
  12. David W. Mitchell
The five former state or city prosecutors are:
  1. Randall J. Baron
  2. Anne L. Box
  3. Christopher M. Burke
  4. Jonathan M. Stein
  5. Shawn A. Williams

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