Faegre Baker Daniels is pleased to announce that former United States Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt has joined the firm as a partner in its Des Moines office.
As a member of FaegreBD’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice, Klinefeldt will focus on representing businesses and individuals in government investigations, conducting internal investigations and counseling clients on compliance and regulatory issues.
From 2009 through November 2015, Klinefeldt served as the presidentially appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa. In this role, Klinefeldt was the chief federal law enforcement officer for the Southern District of Iowa and oversaw all aspects of federal criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as civil cases involving the interests of the U.S. He also co-chaired the Attorney General Advisory Subcommittee on Criminal Practice and served as a member of the Attorney General Advisory Subcommittee on White Collar Crime.
“Nick’s sophisticated investigatory and trial experience significantly enhances our ability to effectively serve and represent clients in complex, high-stakes legal matters around the country and throughout the world,” said J.P. Hanlon, co-chair of FaegreBD’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Practice. “His experience as an appointed U.S. Attorney and member of the Attorney General Advisory Committee will bring an incredibly deep and truly unique perspective to sensitive investigations and compliance matters. We are thrilled to have Nick join us and know he will be quickly become a critically important part of our national white collar defense and investigations practice.”
Before his service as the U.S. Attorney, Klinefeldt was in private practice with firms in Boston and Des Moines where he represented clients in federal criminal investigations and complex civil litigation. Klinefeldt began his career as a law clerk for the Hon. Robert W. Pratt, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of Iowa, and the Hon. Christopher J. Armstrong, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. Klinefeldt received his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Iowa and his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Iowa.