Fairfax joins Morrison & Foerster law firm

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Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has joined the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., offices of Morrison & Foerster.

Fairfax will be a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Trials and Investigations + White Collar Defense groups.

He will continue to perform his duties as lieutenant governor, which is a part-time role.

Fairfax is a former federal prosecutor who served as an assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia. He also has worked at national and international law firms.

While a federal prosecutor, Fairfax was part a major crimes and narcotics unit, where he prosecuted a wide range of federal felony offenses, including embezzlement, fraud and human trafficking.

In private practice, he litigated a variety of commercial and white-collar cases in federal and Virginia state courts. He worked on matters relating to securities litigation, Foreign Agents Registration Act investigations, and wire -fraud prosecutions.

Fairfax is the second African-American elected to statewide office in Virginia. The first was L. Douglas Wilder, who was elected lieutenant governor and governor.

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