Former U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag Joins Orrick
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

Melinda Haag

Melinda Haag

Summary: Former U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag is returning to her previous law firm, Orrick.

The top law enforcement official in San Francisco is stepping down to go back to law.


Former U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag supervised high-profile prosecutions, ranging from the Barry Bonds steroid case to the indictment of PG&E for its involvement in the San Bruno pipeline burst. She also sparked controversy from marijuana enthusiasts who protested her anti-dispensary tactics.


Pro-Cannabis protestors created a Melinda Haag statue in protest of her anti-pot stance. Photo courtesy of The Leaf.

The Mercury News reports Haag resigned to head the law firm powerhouse, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!

Orrick has a global litigation unit that has more than 400 lawyers. Haag was a partner at the firm before President Barack Obama appointed her in 2010 as San Francisco U.S. Attorney. According to JD Journal, she was the first woman to serve in that position since Annette Williams, who served from 1918 to 1920.

Haag’s top assistant Brian Stretch was promoted to acting U.S. Attorney. He will remain in his post until the November election. The next president will determine who will permanently take that role.

Haag specialized in white collar cases at Orrick, which was named one of the top law firms for women. She will return to the firm on March 1.

“I am thrilled to return home to Orrick,” Haag said in a press release.  “It was an extraordinary honor to serve as United States Attorney, but I was able to leave after five years knowing that the public’s interests are in the hands of an extraordinary team of lawyers who are handling some of the most important and cutting-edge cases on the DOJ’s docket.”

Haag obtained her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 1983 and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law in 1987.

Source: Mercury News

Source: Orrick



Law Firm Billing Specialist


The billing specialist is responsible for the detailed work necessary to help attorneys revise, proc...

Apply now

Experienced Litigation (Commercial) Attorney

USA-LA-New Orleans

This role requires at least 7-10 years of litigation experience on behalf of, or against, insurance ...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Santa Ana

La Follette, Johnson, a prestigious litigation defense firm in business for over 50 years, specializ...

Apply now

Attorney/Lawyer - Fast Growing Multi-State Family Law Firm (Overland Park, KS)

USA-KS-Overland Park

Are you a legal professional with a passion for Family Law? Stange Law Firm is accepting r...

Apply now




Search Now

Criminal Defense Associate Attorney


Lehi office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks a criminal defense associate attorney...

Apply Now

Offshore Energy and Marine Litigation Attorney

USA-LA-New Orleans

New Orleans office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks an offshore energy and marine ...

Apply Now

Business Associate Attorney

USA-MI-Royal Oak

Royal Oak office of our client seeks a business associate attorney with 2+ years of experience as a ...

Apply Now

Most Popular


To Top