Former candidate for attorney general joins Venable’s Tysons office
Justin Fairfax, a former federal prosecutor and Democratic candidate for attorney general, has joined the Tysons Corner office of the law firm Venable LLP.
Fairfax will serve a as a commercial and white-collar criminal litigation counsel.
As assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, Fairfax prosecuted in the Major Crimes and Narcotics Unit of the Alexandria Division. He also was appointed as the deputy coordinator of the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force.
He ran as a candidate for state attorney general in 2013, losing in the Democratic primary to state Sen. Mark Herring.
Herring later became attorney general, narrowly defeating Republican state Sen. Mark Obenshain in the general election.
Fairfax joins Venable after serving as general counsel and vice president of business development for Reston-based Thompson Hospitality Corp.