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Eric Holder, Former U.S. Attorney General, To Return To Law Firm

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04:  Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks about the Justice Department's findings related to
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 04: Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks about the Justice Department's findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. Holder delivered the remarks for an audience of department employees who worked on the investigations after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, sparking weeks of demonstrations and violent clashes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will return as a partner at the law firm he had left to become the nation's top law enforcement official, his new employer said in a statement.

Holder, who led the Justice Department from 2009 to 2015 and was one of President Barack Obama's longest-serving cabinet members, will return to Covington & Burling, where he was previously a partner from 2001 to 2009, the law firm said.

At Covington & Burling's Washington DC office, Holder will focus on complex cases "including matters that are international in scope and raise significant regulatory enforcement issues," the law firm said. (Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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