Barofsky, watchdog to government bank bailout program, joins law firm represents clients bringing suits against large financial institutions

God Bless you Neil! Anything we can do to help – count us all in! Lord knows, we have the evidence. Major mahalo! DC Ed.

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Barofsky, watchdog to government bank bailout program, joins law firm represents clients bringing suits against large financial institutions

Neil Barofsky, the former prosecutor who brought transparency and accountability to the federal government’s 2008 bank bailout program as its first special inspector general, has joined Jenner & Block, a law firm based in Chicago, as a partner.

Mr. Barofsky, who was appointed by President Obama to oversee the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program in late 2008, was a Washington outsider whose periodic reports on the program questioned Treasury officials’ claims of its effectiveness. He and his office drew criticism at times from those officials, as a result.

Mr. Barofsky left his post in 2011 to teach at New York University’s law school. He also wrote “Bailout,” a scathing account of his time in Washington that highlighted the problem of regulators who he said were for the most part captured by…

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