Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Jerry Pappert has joined the law firm of Cozen O'Connor in Philadelphia.
Pappert, who is currently serving as chairman of the Pennsylvania Banking and Securities Commission, will join the firm's litigation unit that handles government investigations, white collar crime, corporate compliance and government relations, Cozen O'Connor said in a press release.
[Does this mean we may see the former attorney general back in Harrisburg one day representing lawmakers who run afoul of the law?]
Pappert served as attorney general from 2003 to 2005 after being nominated by Gov. Rendell to finish the term of Mike Fisher who was named to the federal bench.
During that time Pappert, who had been the first deputy attorney general under Fisher, led numerous high-profile investigations and criminal prosecutions in the areas of public corruption, organized crime, narcotics trafficking, insurance fraud, Medicaid fraud and environmental crimes.
Most recently he served as executive vice president, General Counsel and Secretary of Cephalon, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company.
“With his combined high-level government and corporate experience, Jerry brings unique insights into many of the most difficult and important issues facing our clients,” said Cozen CEO Tad Decker.
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