- Allison Goldsberry
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone is resigning to join a private law firm, according to an announcement online.
Leone will be joining Nixon Peabody as of April 29.
“After dedicating myself to protecting and serving others and impacting lives in public service for the last twenty years, I’m excited about the opportunity to take on new challenges and provide service to others in a different capacity,” said Leone in a statement. “Nixon Peabody has a strong reputation in the legal community and a collaborative approach that will allow me to take advantage of my skills to the fullest. I’m looking forward to using the experience I’ve gained and the skillset I have developed throughout my career to work on high-stakes matters for a range of clients across a number of industries and geographies.”
Leone, a Democrat, also announced earlier in the year that he was not seeking re-election to a third term and he had no intention of jumping into the race of US Senate. The DA’s current term actually expires in 2014. Leone has served as Middlesex District Attorney since being elected in 2006 and was re-elected when he ran unopposed in 2011, according to information released by his office.
According to Boston.com, Governor Deval Patrick will appointment a replacement to fill the remainder of Leone’s term.