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Davis Polk Recruits Former Mueller Team Member Uzo Asonye

Oct. 13, 2020, 4:12 PM

Davis Polk & Wardwell has hired Uzo Asonye, a veteran federal prosecutor in Virginia and member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team who helped secure the conviction of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort.

Asonye most recently was acting chief of the financial crimes and public corruption unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. He will be a partner in Davis Polk’s white collar and investigations group in Washington.

The hire is the first since Davis Polk in September said it would modify its lock-step compensation model in an effort to be more competitive ...