October 10, 2007 - Mayer Brown, a leadinginternational law firm, today announced that Dan Himmelfarb will soon join itsleading Supreme Court and Appellate Practice as a partner. Mr. Himmelfarb, 42,comes to Mayer Brown from the United States Department of Justice where heworked both as Assistant to the Solicitor General since 2002 and as anAssistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1997 to2002. During his time at the Solicitor General's Office heargued ten cases before the Supreme Court and filed more than 100 briefs in theHigh Court, at both the petition and merits stages, on a number of issuesincluding criminal law, the First Amendment, the Eleventh Amendment, RICO,administrative law, contract law, environmental law, immigration law, andsecurities fraud. In 2005, Mr. Himmelfarb received the Attorney General'sDistinguished Service Award. Dan is a tremendous lawyer who possesses an unusualcombination of experience both as a prosecutor and as an appellate lawyer,commented Kenneth S. Geller, Vice Chairman of Mayer Brown and one of thefounding partners of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice. He will be instrumentalin helping further expand our top-ranked Appellate group and assist inrecruiting and grooming our next generation of premier appellate attorneys. Added Peter Scher, Partner-In-Charge of theWashington, DC office, Dan's decision to join Mayer Brown is a major coup forour firm. In addition to his credentials as a leading appellate lawyer, Dan'sexpertise in criminal investigations and litigation while at the Department ofJustice will be a significant asset to our Securities Enforcement & Investigationsand White Collar Defense practice groups, further enhancing our ability toprovide our clients with superior and comprehensive counsel in each of theseareas. Prior to working in the Solicitor General's office,Mr. Himmelfarb spent five years as an Assistant United States Attorney in thecriminal division for the Southern District of New York where he tried eightcases, seven to juries, and argued ten cases before the Second Circuit. One ofthe most significant cases he handled was the prosecution of a spiritualadvisor to Osama Bin Ladin for the attempted murder of a corrections officerand attempted escape from jail. Mr. Himmelfarb's legal career began in the UnitedStates Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit where he clerked for Judge J.Michael Luttig from 1991 to 1992. He went on to clerk for U.S. Supreme...
Dan Himmelfarb Joins Mayer Brown's Appellate Group In Washington, DC
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