A former senior counsel at the Department of Justice has returned to Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as a partner in the firm’s business fraud and complex litigation group, the firm announced Monday.
Adam Lurie, formerly senior counsel to the assistant attorney general of the agency's Criminal Division, joins the firm in its Washington office. Before taking his latest post, Lurie was an assistant U.S. attorney in Newark, N.J., where he focused on corruption, including securities and health care fraud. From 2002 to 2005, Lurie was an associate with the firm.
Lurie said he was drawn to government work because of the firm’s long history of working for the Department of Justice and other federal agencies. In his most recent post, Lurie advised the leadership of the Criminal Division on policy related to securities fraud, money laundering and forfeiture, among other topics.
“There is a tremendous amount of demand for this expertise in the private sector,” Lurie said. He said that he hopes to use his expertise to help clients who are facing litigation or investigation or companies that are improving or building compliance programs.
“This is an outstanding practice and has a tremendous reputation at the Justice Department, SEC and other regulators,” Lurie said. “I view myself as part of a special team.”