Outgoing Miami U.S. Attorney Joins Presitigous Law Firm

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – The law firm of Holland & Knight has hired outgoing Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer.

On Wednesday, the firm announced that Ferrer will lead its global compliance and investigations team, part of its white-collar defense practice. The firm has 27 offices worldwide.

Ferrer announced last month he was stepping down from the nation’s third-largest U.S. attorney’s office after nearly seven years on the job. This Friday will be his last day on the job.

Holland & Knight says Ferrer’s work will focus on international and domestic investigations for corporate clients, including cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act especially those in Latin American countries.

The firm also says Ferrer will advise clients on health care and financial services regulation, two areas of focus during his time as U.S. attorney.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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