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Cooley taps former ‘Whitey’ Bulger prosecutor in Boston

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(Reuters) – Cooley has added longtime federal prosecutor Zach Hafer as a companion in Boston, the California-founded agency mentioned on Friday, because it continues rising its East Coast litigation roster.

Hafer leaves the U.S. Legal professional’s Workplace for the District of Massachusetts, the place he labored as an assistant U.S. lawyer for 14 years. Throughout his tenure, which included serving as chief of the prison division, Hafer was on the workforce that attempted the high-profile case in opposition to James “Whitey” Bulger and supervised the Varsity Blues faculty admissions case, Cooley mentioned.

He additionally prosecuted Jasiel Correia, a former mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, who was sentenced to 6 years in jail final month after being convicted of defrauding buyers in an app firm and extorting a whole lot of hundreds of {dollars} from native marijuana firms.

Hafer joins Cooley’s litigation division. The 1,300-lawyer agency in July introduced on former Manhattan federal prosecutor Russell Capone in New York and employed three white collar companions in June to the agency’s not too long ago launched Chicago workplace.

“I’ve been impressed by Cooley’s dedication to building out its litigation and white-collar capabilities on the East Coast and nationally,” Hafer mentioned in an announcement.

At Cooley, he’ll give attention to complicated litigation, white collar protection and investigations and trial work, the agency mentioned. Previous to his time on the Massachusetts’ U.S. lawyer’s workplace, Hafer was a litigation affiliate at Debevoise & Plimpton.

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