Thursday, August 6, 2009
Ex-BSA anti-piracy topper Neil MacBride will be chosen for US Attorney post in E.D.Va.
It's (almost) official: Neil MacBride, former Vice President for Anti-Piracy and General Counsel of the Business Software Alliance, is about to be nominated by President Obama to be US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, the AP and Washington Post report. MacBride would move across the Potomac from Main Justice, where he has served since early this year as Associate Deputy Attorney General. Prior to his stint at BSA, MacBride worked as chief counsel to then-Sen. Joe Biden, as an AUSA, and as a lawyer/lobbyist at Verner, Liipfert (since swallowed by the firm now known as DLA Piper. Earlier concerns about MacBride's lobbying background appear to have been overcome.