Former AG, Verizon Exec Barr Joins Kirkland Ellis

Law360, New York (January 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Former U.S. Attorney General and Verizon Communications Inc. executive William P. Barr has joined the Washington office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP to serve as an adviser in enforcement, regulatory and corporate governance issues, as well as complex litigation and legislative matters.

Barr, attorney general from 1991 to 1993 in the first Bush administration and a longtime telecommunications executive, has been hired as of counsel, the firm announced Wednesday. He will primarily serve in an advisory capacity to clients.

"With his vast experience in private practice,...
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