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Former U.S. Attorney, Seasoned Litigator Bill Leone Joins Fulbright

DENVER - An experienced trial lawyer who previously served as the U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s Denver office.

William J. Leone joins Fulbright as a partner from Faegre & Benson LLP, where he has practiced since serving as the U.S. attorney for the District of Colorado. Leone is known for his representation of Big Four accounting firms, among others, and has tried more than 50 cases to juries, judges and arbitration panels. His work includes commercial litigation and government investigations.

Leone served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado from 2004 until 2006. He joined the office as a first assistant in 2001 after spending nearly 20 years in private practice. During his time within the U.S. Attorney's Office, Leone managed an office of 75 trial lawyers and 250 professional staff. He additionally has served on national advisory committees on white collar issues and national securities fraud. He also was a member of the Colorado Securities Fraud Task Force.

The growth potential of Fulbright's Denver office and the firm's historic and well-regarded reputation when it comes to litigation matters attracted Leone, he said.

Leone is licensed to practice in Colorado and received his J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1981. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Colorado State University in 1978.

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