Bloomberg Law
Sept. 1, 2020, 3:08 PM

Kirkland Hires Back DOJ’s Criminal Division Leader Benczkowski

Roy Strom
Roy Strom

Brian Benczkowski is returning to Kirkland & Ellis after a two-year stint leading the criminal division of the U.S. Department of Justice, a position that saw him spearhead efforts to prosecute coronavirus-related fraud and issue guidance on corporate compliance programs and monitors.

Benczkowski, who oversaw more than 600 attorneys at DOJ, left the department in early July. He returns to Kirkland, where he was a partner from 2010 to 2018.

Brian Rabbitt, a former Williams & Connolly associate and chief of staff to Attorney General William Barr, replaced Benczkowski.

Barr, another former Kirkland partner, credited Benczkowski’s work combating the opioid ...

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