The revolving door between government and private law firms is constant, particularly in Washington where former federal prosecutors are coveted hires for law firms with regulatory practices whose corporate clients value insight into how to navigate federal agencies to their advantage.
As acting assistant attorney general, Raman oversaw investigations into financial institutions for fraud, money laundering and rate-rigging. Ethics rules bar her from contacting the criminal division on any matter for two years.
“I worked with the DOJ for about 18 years and it’s been a fulfilling career, and I knew that when I was making a decision about where to go next, it was going to be important to me that the people at the place where I landed were excellent lawyers, collegial and had an interesting and diverse practice,” Raman said. “I found all of that at Covington. I happen to have former colleagues from the department here who I’m very close to. It was an easy and wonderful choice.”