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23 May – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Marcos Daniel Jiménez, Uni…

23 May – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Marcos Daniel Jiménez, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced his resignation as United States Attorney effective June 11, 2005. Mr. Jiménez will be returning to private practice.

Mr. Jiménez was sworn in as United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida on August 5, 2002, following his appointment by President George W. Bush with the advice and consent of the United States Senate. In January 2003, former Attorney General John Ashcroft appointed Mr. Jiménez to serve on the Department of Justice’s Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a select group of United States Attorneys which provides advice and counsel to the Attorney General on law enforcement issues, and provides a voice for the United States Attorneys in making Department policy.

Prior to becoming the United States Attorney, Mr. Jiménez was an equity partner of the international law firm of White and Case LLP, where he specialized in complex commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense. While in private practice, Mr. Jiménez was recognized for his community service, bar association efforts, and pro bono representation on behalf of the disadvantaged. Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Jiménez emigrated to the United States when he was eighteen months old. A long-time Miami resident, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1980. In 1983, he graduated third in his class from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the University of Miami Law Review and was selected to teach legal writing, moot court and ethics. After graduation, Mr. Jiménez worked in private practice before serving as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida from March 1989 until November 1992.

Mr. Jiménez extended his thanks to all of the attorneys and support staff of the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the law enforcement community for their hard work, dedication and support during his time as the United States Attorney. He looks forward to continuing to serve the community in his new capacity in private practice.

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