BROOKLYN (CN) - New York City's most populous borough lost another top legal eagle after serving less than a year in the director's seat.
Acting U.S. Attorney Kelly Currie took over as head of the Brooklyn Federal Courthouse after Loretta Lynch left to become the first black female U.S. Attorney General last April.
But he's returning to fight white collar crime with the Manhattan-based law firm of Crowell & Moring, the law firm and the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kelly back to our partnership after his very successful and dedicated service at the Department of Justice," Tom Hanusik, chair of the firm's White Collar and Regulatory Enforcement Group, said in a statement. "His return to Crowell & Moring is a significant addition to our New York office, and the firm as a whole."
Currie said he was "very excited" to return to the firm and to "find synergies and ways to best serve the needs of our clients."
Lynch lamented his departure, but wished him well.
"Kelly Currie is a consummate public servant: dedicated, selfless, and fair," she said in a statement. "Kelly has helped make our country - and our world - safer and more just. I want to thank him for his outstanding work, and I wish him the best as he begins a new chapter in his career."
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