Mukasey in a New York state of mind

mukaseysmileMukasey has landed.

While the bad economy has apparently made it hard for his predecessor to find a job, it took former Attorney General Michael Mukasey very little time to find a new gig. He will join the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton, the firm has announced. He’ll begin his tenure as a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department later this month.

Mukasey will focus his practice primarily on internal corporate and other investigations, independent board reviews, corporate governance, and other similar areas, according to the firm. In a statement, Mukasey expressed excitement, saying the practice will “provide an excellent platform for challenging and exciting work.”

The move to the Big Apple will both a personal and professional homecoming for the Bronx native. He was a U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of New York for 18 years, and the court’s chief judge for six years. One of the trials he presided over was that of Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheik convicted of plotting to blow up New York landmarks.

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