A pair of U.S. Justice Department attorneys have moved to law firms in Washington. Jamillia Ferris, formerly chief of staff and counsel to the assistant attorney general in the Antitrust Division, and Marcus Christian, previously the executive assistant U.S. attorney in Miami, join Hunton & Williams and Mayer Brown, respectively.
Ferris, who joined the Antitrust Division in 2010, left in June. She will practice in Hunton & Williams’ antitrust and competition group. Before heading to Main Justice, Ferris was an antitrust lawyer at Hogan Lovells. In an interview with Legal Times, Ferris said she’ll work on DOJ and Federal Trade Commission issues.
"I worked on antitrust and consumer matters, both on the counseling side and agency investigations," Ferris said.
Christian, third in command in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida, oversaw the criminal, civil, appellate, asset forfeiture and administrative divisions. Christian also served as deputy chief for the Major Crimes Section, led the identity theft and economic crimes task force and worked on financial investigations.
During his tenure as an assistant U.S. attorney, Christian prosecuted money laundering, wire fraud, and healthcare fraud cases, among others. At Mayer Brown, Christian will work in the white-collar defense and compliance group within the litigation and dispute resolution practice.
"The insights Marcus gained during his tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office will enable him to help clients successfully navigate the ever-changing white collar defense and compliance space," Michael Lackey, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington office, said in a prepared statement.