Matt Miner, who since 2018 had served as deputy assistant attorney general of the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, will rejoin Morgan Lewis as a partner, effective Jan. 21, the law firm has announced.

Miner quietly resigned from the Justice Department on Dec. 31, 2019, a firm spokesperson told Compliance Week. The agency did not announce his departure.

During his tenure as deputy assistant attorney general, Miner played a prominent role in the development of a range of significant compliance policy initiatives, including policy reforms addressing compliance program evaluation; how the Justice Department assesses a company’s inability to pay a fine or penalty; the Criminal Division’s approach to the selection of monitors; and various reforms to the Justice Manual’s Principles of Prosecution of Business Organizations (Filip Factors), the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy, and provisions regarding cooperation and individual accountability.

In both government and private practice, Miner has been a key figure in the evaluation of compliance program adequacy and effectiveness, including representing companies in post-misconduct remediation and reporting. He has also negotiated numerous corporate resolutions, including coordinated resolutions involving multiple authorities.

In a supervisory role, he oversaw nearly 180 prosecutors in the Criminal Division’s Fraud and Appellate sections and led the FCPA, Health Care Fraud, and Securities & Financial Fraud units. He also co-chaired the interagency Financial Fraud Working Group, a part of the broader Task Force on Market Integrity and Consumer Fraud.

Before first joining Morgan Lewis as a partner in 2012, Miner served in several roles at the U.S. Senate, including minority staff director for the US Senate Judiciary Committee; majority chief counsel for crime, terrorism, and oversight at the Judiciary Committee; and majority counsel for the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

At Morgan Lewis, Miner will focus on matters relating to white-collar enforcement and compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, crisis management, congressional inquiries, and internal investigations.