Breuer is joining his former firm on Thursday, after nearly four years as the assistant attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division. "As I said to my wife, this will be my third first day at the firm," Breuer said during an interview this week.
In the role of vice chair, Breuer will serve as a liaison for the firm, its clients and government officials. He'll resume his former practice in white-collar criminal defense and civil litigation, representing both companies and individuals. "In that way, those are some things I did for the division," Breuer said. "I do think there will be a balance and I'll have to figure it out."