Zabel Tapped As Deputy US Atty For SDNY

Law360, New York (September 23, 2011, 3:21 PM EDT) -- Richard Zabel has been named the new deputy U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, succeeding Boyd M. Johnson III as the office's No. 2 prosecutor under U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, a source familiar with the matter confirmed Friday.

Zabel has been chief of the office's Criminal Division since 2009. Before that, he spent 10 years as a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he specialized in white collar criminal defense, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and other matters....
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