Proskauer Rose LLP has announced that Dietrich L. Snell, the former New York deputy attorney general responsible for the investigation, litigation and regulatory activities performed by the Division of Public Advocacy under former Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office.
Mr. Snell will be a member of the firm's 250-lawyer Litigation Department and will be an integral part of its Corporate Defense and Investigations Practice Group.
A highly sought-after attorney with a wide range of experience in criminal and civil enforcement and regulatory matters pertaining to the financial services, corporate, non-profit, and public sectors, Mr. Snell also served as senior counsel to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the 9/11 Commission) and for 11 years as an assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of New York. While an assistant U.S. attorney, Mr. Snell successfully prosecuted 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef for his role in the 1994-95 plot to destroy 12 passenger jets in midair.
While serving as deputy attorney general in New York, Mr. Snell was responsible for directing the 160 assistant attorneys general and 200 support staff that comprised the Division of Public Advocacy as it handled a range of complex matters.