Obama Picks Akin Gump Partner For Afghanistan IG Post

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 9:47 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama plans to appoint John F. Sopko, a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP with decades of investigative experience, to the post of special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, the White House announced Wednesday.

Sopko, who will be tasked to lead an agency that has been without a permanent head for 16 months, joined Akin Gump's Washington office in 2009 and focused his practice on congressional and federal investigations.

Sopko came to the firm equipped with more than 20 years of...
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