Steptoe Lands Blagojevich Prosecutor In Chicago Expansion

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Steptoe & Johnson LLP has expanded its white collar practice into Chicago with the addition of longtime prosecutor Christopher Niewoehner, who helped secure the conviction and 14-year sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, the firm said Thursday.

Niewoehner, a deputy chief in the financial crimes unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois, will start in Steptoe's white collar criminal defense practice July 30, the firm said. He was one of three top prosecutors in the government's case against Blagojevich on...
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