Former U.S. attorney becomes partner with N.Y. law firm

U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. (File photo)

Craig Carpenito, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, has found a new home: King & Spalding, a New York-based law firm.

Carpenito, who resigned earlier this month — a traditional move allowing incoming President-elect Joe Biden to choose a replacement — will be a partner in the firm’s Special Matters and Government Investigations practice group, working out of the New York office.

“King & Spalding’s Government Investigations and Litigation practices are widely regarded as world-class, with an extraordinary group of partners known for handling the hardest cases with skill and class,” he said in a prepared statement. “I am excited to expand this diversified practice in the New Jersey-New York markets, across the United States and globally.”

This is not Carpenito’s first experience with a major firm in the New York area; prior to his government service, he was a partner in a national firm’s New York office.

King & Spalding is an international law firm with 1,200 lawyers in 22 offices around the globe.