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O’Melveny lands veteran prosecutor, FBI counsel in Washington

  • Harbach most not too long ago labored with the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office in The Hague
  • At the DOJ, he tried corruption circumstances towards former senator John Edwards and former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell

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(Reuters) – O’Melveny & Myers has recruited David Harbach, a veteran prosecutor of high-profile public corruption circumstances, who not too long ago returned from two years of investigating battle crimes in The Hague, the agency mentioned Wednesday.

Harbach will be a part of O’Melveny’s Washington, D.C., workplace on Nov. 1 as a associate in the white collar protection and company investigations apply.

Prior to returning to the States in mid-August, he labored with the Kosovo Specialist Prosecutor’s Office the place he co-led investigations into battle crimes and crimes towards humanity expenses stemming from the battle in the late Nineteen Nineties.

“I knew in the back of my mind that upon our return, I was going to pursue opportunities in the private sector,” Harbach mentioned, including he was interested in O’Melveny’s litigation apply, its dedication to public service and its tradition.

Harbach beforehand led the Richmond division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia as a managing assistant U.S. Attorney for almost three years.

He additionally beforehand served for a couple of yr as particular counsel to former FBI director James Comey and labored for shut to 6 years for the DOJ in Washington, the place he was deputy chief of the legal division’s public integrity part.

David Harbach. Courtesy of O’Melveny & Myers

Harbach prosecuted a number of excessive profile public corruption issues, together with a marketing campaign finance case towards former U.S. senator John Edwards and a bribery case towards former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell.

Early in his profession, he served as an assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York and as an Assistant District Attorney in Houston.

At O’Melveny, Harbach mentioned he plans to advise shoppers on authorities and regulatory actions, inner investigations, company compliance and civil litigation.

“David has prosecuted everything from complex white-collar and violent-crime cases to narcotics and RICO cases, including various financial fraud, corruption, and campaign-finance violations, and most recently, crimes against humanity,” mentioned Steven Olson, co-chair of O’Melveny’s white-collar protection and company investigations apply.

Harbach’s arrival follows a interval of enlargement for Los Angeles-founded O’Melveny. The agency earlier in the summer time opened new workplaces in Dallas and Austin, Texas and tapped West Coast technology-focused companions from rival corporations.

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Xiumei Dong

Xiumei Dong covers authorized trade news, with a deal with legislation agency technique and progress, in-house counsel and the Washington, D.C., authorized market. Reach her at Xiumei.Dong@thomsonreuters.com.

O'Melveny & Myers' legal offices in Washington, D.C. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

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