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Sen. Kennedy Recommends Candidates for New Boston U.S. Attorney

Michael Keating/law firm photo

Michael Keating/law firm photo

The administration has a lot of work ahead when it comes to appointing new U.S. Attorneys around the country. Lately, influential politicians have been  putting in their recommendations. Here’s the latest from one of the heavy hitters in the Senate.

By Jonathan Saltzman
Boston Globe
BOSTON — A federal prosecutor and two prominent partners at a Boston law firm have been recommended to Senator Edward M. Kennedy as potential successors to former US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, according to several current and former prosecutors.

Assistant US Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Michael B. Keating and Martin F. Murphy, partners at Foley Hoag, were recommended this week as finalists by a screening committee picked by Kennedy, said the current and former prosecutors, who requested anonymity but said the recommendations are common knowledge at the US Attorney’s Office.

Foley Hoag also employs Nick Littlefield, another partner, who served from 1989 through 1997 as Kennedy’s chief of staff and chief counsel for Kennedy on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. He declined to comment on their selection as finalists.

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