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Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Patton Boggs LLP is pleased to announce that
James T. Jacks, former
United States Attorney for the Northern District of
Texas, has joined the firm as partner. Resident in
Dallas office, Mr. Jacks joins the firm's Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group.
As a member of the firm's litigation team, Mr. Jacks will focus on client matters involving a range of legal areas, with a focus on those involving internal investigations, white collar crime, securities fraud, health care fraud as well as national security matters. Mr. Jacks joins
Patton Boggs from
the United States Attorney's Office, Northern District of
Texas, with which he was affiliated from June of 1982 until
Mr. Jacks served as
United States Attorney from
January 2009 until
September 2011, during which time he served as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Northern District of
Texas. In that role, he managed an office of more than 100 lawyers and 120 support and administrative personnel with an annual budget of approximately
$20 million. From
January 2003 to
January 2009, Mr. Jacks served as the First Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Jacks was a part of the trial team that secured multiple convictions in the largest terrorism financing prosecution ever brought by the Department of Justice.
While U.S. Attorney, Mr. Jacks served on the Attorney General's Advisory Subcommittee on Terrorism and National Security, which was tasked with formulating the department's national anti-terrorism strategy and resolving other national security issues. He likewise served on the White Collar Crime Subcommittee as well as the Securities & Commodities Fraud Working Group, which was responsible for coordinating the government's response to the economic crisis beginning in 2008.