Rachel Maimin talks to Law360 about the nomination of veteran federal prosecutor Damian Williams to serve as the next U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where Maimin herself served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. She calls it a “groundbreaking choice,” adding that “it is a fairly unusual pick, since Damian would be the first presidentially-appointed USAO elevated from within the office in well over half a century.”

In Law & Crime, Maimin further notes that Williams is “beloved among his peers at the office, who have worked alongside him for years and seen firsthand that he is an outstanding colleague and leader.” She continues: “There was also a very competitive race for U.S. Attorney this year, with Damian competing for the nomination with much more senior contenders. But his qualifications and reputation clearly won the day.”