DiBiagio, aide plan to join Washington law firm

December 16, 2004|By Stephanie Hanes | Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF

Maryland U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio said yesterday that when he steps down from his post early next month, he and one of his top investigators, Carl P. Jaworski, will join the Washington-headquartered law firm Beveridge & Diamond.

"For Carl and me, this presents a unique opportunity to build a national litigation and corporate-compliance practice," DiBiagio said in a statement yesterday. "Beveridge & Diamond has a well-earned reputation for integrity and as a first-rate law firm."

Jaworski helped prosecute Baltimore businessman Nathan A. Chapman Jr. and led the probe into the Baltimore City Council.

That latter investigation has appeared quiet for months, although DiBiagio said recently - without elaborating - that it is "ongoing."

Beveridge & Diamond specializes in environmental law. In particular, the firm defends businesses in environmental cases and works to shape environmental regulations, according to its Web site.

The firm also offers white-collar criminal defense.

After leaving the federal office Jan. 3, DiBiagio will be based in Beveridge & Diamond's Washington and Baltimore offices. He will litigate civil as well as criminal cases, according to news releases sent out by the firm and the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.

DiBiagio "will add formidable courtroom experience to the firm's strong trial practice, along with effective counseling on behalf of Beveridge & Diamond's blue-chip clientele," the firm said in its release.

DiBiagio announced his resignation as U.S. attorney this month. The White House has not named a replacement.

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