This week we reported that former Attorney General John Ashcroft would found a new law firm.
Today the move is official. Ashcroft and a group of former federal prosecutors will form the firm, which will carry different names in different cities. The firm will be associated with Ashcroft’s lobbying firm, The Ashcroft Group.
Former Texas US attorneys Johnny Sutton and John Ratcliffe will work as Ashcroft Sutton & Ratcliffe.Their focus will be corporate compliance, corporate representation, strategic planning and risk management.
Ratcliffe said that a former US attorney general starting a law firm with former US attorneys has “never been done [before].”
Former US Attorney Catherine Hanaway will work out of St. Louis, Missouri as Ashcroft Hanaway.
The new firm will be headquartered in Kansas City.