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Manhattan ADA From Trump Investigation Lands at Boutique Lit Shop Lewis Baach

Bruce Love
New York Law Journal
October 12, 2022

A senior prosecutor who played a key role in New York’s investigations into former President Donald Trump has moved into private practice.

Solomon Shinerock, who left the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office on Sept. 30, joined litigation boutique Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss on Tuesday as a partner.

On returning to private practice (from 2009 to 2015, he was at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft), Shinerock said he had long considered Lewis Baach as a new home as opposed to returning to Big Law.

“I wanted to be able to provide something unique and valuable. I have a specific platform and skill set that can be plugged in here—that is part of the draw. The range of issues you deal with when working for individual clients is really exciting. There’s a great deal of meaning representing private clients as opposed to the government,” said Shinerock, adding that his cases at the DA’s office were at a good place. “There was a good off-ramp based on the life cycle of my cases, and the opportunity at [Lewis Baach] came up.”

Lewis Baach senior partner Adam Kaufmann was opposing counsel on a case Shinerock prosecuted, and at the time Shinerock was impressed with what he saw.

“He is well-known in the Manhattan DA’s office, and has a good reputation as a defense lawyer,” Shinerock said.

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Lewis Baach, which has offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and London, has recently been growing its bench of around 35 lawyers. In September, Nicole Hampton joined as an associate in Washington, while associate David Short arrived in July from Am Law 200 firm Hodgson Russ.

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