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Obama Taps Michael Horowitz for DOJ Inspector General

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President Barack Obama announced Friday that Michael E. Horowitz, currently a partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham, & Taft LLP, is the nominee for inspector general at the Justice Department.

“Today is a proud day for Cadwalader,” said Christopher White, firm chairman. “Cadwalader has a long history of public service.  Answering the call of government is an important contribution to the public good. We congratulate Michael on his nomination.”

From 2003 to 2009, Horowitz served as a commissioner for the U.S. Sentencing Commission. From 1999 to 2002, he was deputy assistant attorney general and then served as chief of staff for the DOJ’s Criminal Division.

From 1991 to 1999, Horowitz was a federal prosecutor in Manhattan, serving as deputy chief of the Criminal Division and chief of the Public Corruption Unit.

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