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US: Ex-DoJ AG joins Akin Gump

 |  February 13, 2017

Akin Gump has rehired a former associate deputy attorney general at the US Department of Justice as a co-head of its congressional investigations practice.

Raphael Prober has returned to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as a partner in its Washington, DC white-collar and government investigations team and as a co-head of the congressional investigations practice, where he spent seven-and-a-half years prior to joining the US Department of Justice.

He served at the DoJ for a year-and-a-half, most recently as an associate deputy attorney general, dealing with congressional oversight, investigations, enforcement, and Inspector General’s Office and Government Accountability Office inquiries. He worked alongside DoJ’s criminal, civil, antitrust and tax divisions.

Prober’s previous work as a partner at Akin Gump included representing companies in congressional investigations, as well as in investigations by the DoJ, the Department of Defence, Department of Health and Human Services, the Commission on Wartime Contracting and the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Prober started his career as at the New York and Washington offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where handled antitrust and political law for five years.

Kim Koopersmith, Akin Gump’s chair, said in a statement that Prober “boasts a highly sought-after skillset that is extremely valuable for any organisation facing a government investigation, congressional or otherwise”.

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