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White Collar and Internal Investigations partner Christopher Stetler's return to Katten after 11 years of service in the US Justice Department (DOJ) as an Assistant United States Attorney was featured in several media outlets, including Reuters and Law360. In a profile by Reuters, Chris noted that the decision to return made sense, "I have a number of good friends who are there." Scott Resnik, White Collar and Internal Investigations chair, who is a former Assistant United States Attorney as well, stated, "What Chris brings to the firm is in-depth understanding and knowledge of how white-collar criminal cases are prosecuted."
In a Law360 profile, Chris told the reporter that he loved the complexity of his work at the DOJ, but he decided to go back to private practice because "Now, I'm at a time in my life where I am ready for a new challenge." He believes his experience sifting through complex facts gives him an advantage when helping clients navigate difficult matters. His work with cooperating witness as a prosecutor helped him to see the good in people. "Those cases served as a reminder that we are all human and that good people make bad decisions."
On choosing Katten, he stated, "I chose Katten because it has highly regarded lawyers who are also wonderful people. I've dealt with several lawyers in Katten's white collar practice — most notably Dan Collins, Gil Soffer and Sheldon Zenner — and I saw that they are the best at what they do. Katten also has a deep bench in its other practice areas, and I'm excited to be back home working with lawyers who are at the top of their fields."
"Lawyer who prosecuted Illinois pols joins Katten firm," Reuters, January 4, 2022
"6 Questions For DOJ Deputy Chief After His Return To Katten," Law360, January 5, 2022