Sergey Subpoena Update, Or The Goldman DOJ Connection
We have learned that Goldman has retained the exalted law firm of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, to quash the Aleynikov subpoena request. The lead partner on submitted papers is Matthew Friedrich, former assistant attorney general at the DOJ and deputy chief of staff to fomer US Attorney General, Michael Mukasey.
It sure pays (with 46 $100MM+ trading days in a quarter) to be connected.
Matt's bio from Boies's web site.
Matt Friedrich is a partner in the firm's Washington office. He focuses his practice on internal investigations, white collar criminal matters, and litigation.
Mr. Friedrich joined the firm following thirteen years in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he most recently served as the acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division. In this capacity, Mr. Friedrich led the Division's more than 740 attorneys and staff in enforcing federal law in such areas as securities fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, cyber security, public corruption, and health care fraud. Mr. Friedrich also served as the Chair of the National Procurement Fraud Task Force, and as a member of the President's Corporate Fraud Task Force.
Prior to his tenure as head of the Criminal Division, Mr. Friedrich served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey.
Before coming to DOJ headquarters in Washington, Mr. Friedrich was an experienced courtroom prosecutor who specialized in white-collar criminal matters. Mr. Friedrich served as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Eastern District of Texas and in the Eastern District of Virginia. He was a member of the Enron Task Force, the group of prosecutors from across the United States selected to investigate and prosecute criminal cases arising from what was then the largest bankruptcy in U.S. History. Mr. Friedrich also served as a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the Department where he prosecuted criminal tax cases.
Mr. Friedrich is the recipient of the Attorney General's Distinguished Service award for his work on Enron, and of the Director's Award from the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys for Superior Performance as an AUSA for his prosecution of two Pentagon officials for corruption.