Chris Rizo Jun. 18, 2008, 2:33pm
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Linda Singer, the former attorney general for the District of Columbia, has joined law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.
Singer will co-chair the prestigious law firm's public client practice, which will provide legal services to government entities and officials, including state attorneys general.
Singer stepped down as attorney general in December, after less than a year on the job. The District's AG's office is the seventh largest in the nation, with 750 employees and a $90 million budget.
Her experience as D.C. attorney general is "instrumental to the creation of this high-level, dedicated practice group," said law firm chairman Graeme Bush.
The firm's new public law practice is intended to "pursue the public good" by providing advice and litigation support on a wide range of issues, including complex civil litigation, consumer protection, food and drug matters, charitable trust enforcement, civil rights, insurance, antitrust, tax and other enforcement priorities, the firm said.
As attorney general, Singer oversaw the preparation of the District's petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on a challenge to Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns and developed new initiatives to combat gun violence, a statement said.
Before serving as AG, Singer spent 13 years as executive director of the Appleseed Foundation, a national network of public justice law centers.
Singer also served as a staff attorney in the Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. She received her law degree from Harvard University.
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