A former Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr partner has rejoined the firm after a two-year stint with the U.S. Department of Justice, the firm announced Monday.
Jonathan Cedarbaum has rejoined Wilmer as a partner in the litigation/controversy department and as a member of the firm’s government and regulatory litigation group. He will also work closely with the firm’s appellate and Supreme Court litigation and defense, national security and government contracts practices.
From 2009 until recently, Cedarbaum was the deputy and then acting assistant attorney general at the DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel. He oversaw 23 attorneys who provided legal advice to the White House, Attorney General Eric Holder and other executive branch agencies.
“At OLC, he provided critical guidance on many of the most challenging and important legal issues facing the government, and will bring new dimensions to the services the firm can provide its clients,” David Ogden, a Wilmer partner who was deputy attorney general during Cedarbaum’s time with the Office of Legal Counsel, said in a written statement.
Cedarbaum’s litigation practice focuses on antitrust, False Claims Act, Federal Arbitration Act and international cases.