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Aug 20, 2009

US Attorney Thomas O'Brien stepping down


Recently there was a letter from the US Attorneys Office to some Kaizo owners about 60 days to export or surrender their vehicle, written by Thomas O’Brien.  It seems he is going into private practice. I wonder how much an hour he wants to give some advice against his old job.  He is joining the Paul Hastings law firm.


LOS ANGELES—U.S. Attorney Thomas O'Brien, who has overseen a number of high-profile cases as head prosecutor for the Central District of California, is stepping down to go into private legal practice in Los Angeles.

The U.S. attorney's office said Monday that O'Brien will join the Paul Hastings law firm on Sept. 1.

O'Brien led the prosecution of Missouri mother Lori Drew in the MySpace cyberbullying case. He also oversaw a grand jury investigation of alleged molestation by priests in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

O'Brien was nominated in 2007 by former President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate that October.


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Anonymous said...

Very interesting...I wonder what effect this will have.

Anonymous said...

Will have no effect at all. He is currently a US Attorney and once he goes into private practice, he will not take up or give advice on his old case. It is simply a conflict of interest.