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Ropes & Gray loses prosecutions expert to NY Attorney General’s Office

Jason Brown to serve as chief deputy attorney general from January 2016

20 November 2015

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Ropes & Gray partner Jason Brown has been appointed to the role of chief deputy attorney general for New York, responsible for criminal prosecutions and defensive counsel.

The government enforcement partner will leave his US law firm at the end of 2015 to take on his new position at the to New York Attorney General's Office from 4 January 2016.

Brown more than 25 years' experience in criminal law and complex civil litigation.

He was previously chief of the criminal division of the United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York, where he served for nine years as a federal prosecutor.

"I am eager to put my experience to work for the people of New York State," said Brown.

Also appointed to the role of chief deputy attorney general is Janet Sabel, who will be responsible for affirmative civil litigation.

Sabel, who has served in the New York Attorney General's Office since January 2011, has been promoted from the position of first deputy attorney general of affirmative litigation.

"Both Chief Deputy Attorney General Brown and Chief Deputy Attorney General Sabel bring a wealth of experience to their new posts and are first-rate public servants," said attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman.

"As part of my senior leadership team, both will be invaluable in helping to advance the mission of my office to ensure equal justice under the law."

 

 

 

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