A former acting deputy attorney general and chief of staff to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. has rejoined King & Spalding in Washington.
Gary Grindler was a partner at King & Spalding from 2000 until he decamped for the Department of Justice in 2009. He will retain the same title.
Congressional Republicans targeted Grindler for his role in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. Grindler resigned from his post as Holder's chief of staff in December, a role he maintained since January 2011. At the time of his departure, Grindler was applauded by Holder for helping to secure the $4 billion settlement between the DOJ and BP related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill catastrophe.
At King & Spalding, Grindler will focus on financial fraud, health care, international and congressional investigations and False Claims Act cases, according to a release.
"Having spent a large part of his career at the Justice Department, Gary has worked on a wide variety of issues relating to white-collar investigations and prosecutions, law enforcement, national security, money laundering and computer crimes," Wick Sollers, King & Spalding managing partner said in a written statement.
Grindler was not immediately available to comment.