U.S. Attorney taps new prosecutors
5:34 pm, December 4th, 2012
The U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta has added five new assistant U.S. attorneys to her staff, among them attorneys from Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore; Jones Day; and King & Spalding in Atlanta. U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates has also hired an assistant U.S. attorney from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and an enforcement attorney from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s regional offices in Los Angeles.
The new hires include:
Kamal Ghali, who joins the Criminal Division’s narcotics section from Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore. Ghali, who received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Emory and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, has clerked for U.S. District Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. of the Northern District of Georgia and U.S. Circuit Judge Frank Hull of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals;
John Ghose, who joins the Criminal Division’s major crimes section from the office of the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he was a special assistant U.S. attorney in the office’s Crimes and Firearms Unit. Ghose, who practiced with Dechert in Philadelphia before becoming a federal prosecutor, also clerked for U.S. Circuit Judge Jane Roth of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Judge Norma Shapiro of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. An English major, Ghose received his bachelor’s degree in English and creative writing from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School;
Tasheika Hinson joins the Criminal Division’s narcotics section after having been a special assistant U.S. Attorney in that section. Before joining the U.S. attorney’s office, Hinson practiced law at Jones Day in Atlanta in the firm’s trial practice and corporate criminal investigations section. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology at Temple University and her J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School;
Asha Palmer joins the civil division’s affirmative section from King & Spalding in Atlanta where she practiced in the firm’s litigation section. Palmer received her bachelor’s degree in political science at Spelman College and her J.D. from New York University School of Law;
Paris Wynn also joins the civil division’s affirmative section from the SEC’s Los Angeles office where he was an enforcement attorney. Prior to joining the SEC, Wynn practiced law in the securities section of Los Angeles firm Heller Ehrman. He received his BA in political science and international studies from Bradley University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago School of Law.