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Former US attorney joins law firm in Grand Rapids

The former chief federal prosecutor in western Michigan has landed at a law firm in Grand Rapids. Patrick Miles Jr. resigned as U.S. attorney on the day President Donald Trump took office.

He's now joined the Barnes & Thornburg firm. Miles will focus on corporate compliance, investigations and business transactions.

He's a Grand Rapids native who was in private law practice before President Barack Obama selected him in 2012 to be U.S. attorney in 49 counties. I

n Detroit, Barbara McQuade resigned as U.S. attorney and is teaching at University of Michigan law school.

Both offices are being run by interim leaders until Trump nominates new U.S. attorneys.