Former Federal Prosecutor to Return to SDNY as Chief Counsel

A former federal prosecutor who investigated an Iranian-linked assassination plot against the Saudi ambassador to the US more than a decade ago will leave private practice to take up a top role at the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan.

Edward Y. Kim will become chief counsel to US Attorney Damian Williams, according to two people familiar with the move. The coveted position became vacant after former Deputy US Attorney Margaret Garnett was recommended to serve as a US District judge, prompting a reshuffle in the office’s ranks.

Source: Former Federal Prosecutor to Return to SDNY as Chief Counsel