Former US attorney joins global law firm

CINCINNATI (AP) — A global law firm announced Thursday it has hired another prominent former federal official from southwest Ohio.

Squire Patton Boggs said Benjamin Glassman will work out of its Cincinnati and Columbus offices as a partner in its government investigations and white collar practice group.

Glassman, of Cincinnati, recently resigned as a federal prosecutor. He served three years as the U.S. attorney for southern Ohio before stepping down last November in favor of Republican President Donald Trump's nominee, fellow veteran prosecutor David DeVillers.

Glassman was appointed during Democrat Barack Obama's administration and oversaw investigations of domestic terrorism, foreign economic espionage and a drug company accused of supplying “pill mills” with dangerous opioids.

Former GOP U.S. House Speaker John Boehner of the northern Cincinnati suburb of West Chester joined the firm in 2016. Squire Patton Boggs has 45 offices in 20 countries. Glassman had worked for the firm before joining the U.S. attorney's office in 2005.

“Ben has served his country with distinction and has earned a reputation for skill and integrity. We are delighted to welcome him back to the firm,” Mark Ruehlmann, chairman and global CEO, said in a statement.

The announcement was provided first to The Associated Press.

Glassman, 44, is a graduate of Rice University and Harvard Law School and the married father of young twins.

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