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Asa Hutchinson to Leave Venable, Form Ark. Practice With Son

Posted Sep 3, 2008 3:39 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A former Republican congressman and Department of Homeland Security undersecretary who is now at Venable in Washington, D.C., says he is planning to give up his partnership there in order to form an Arkansas law firm with his son.

Asa Hutchinson says he will open the firm with his son, W. Asa Hutchinson III, later this year, reports the Associated Press. It will have offices in Little Rock and Rogers.

"Before being elected to Congress, Hutchinson practiced law in Arkansas for more than 21 years and had tried more than 100 jury trials. From 1982 until 1985, he served as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas," the news agency writes. He is known for prosecuting the impeachment case against President Bill Clinton, as part of a House of Representatives team while he was a member of Congress.

Hutchinson chaired Venable's homeland security practice before taking a leave of absence in an unsuccessful effort to win election as Arkansas governor in 2006. He says he isn't looking to run for office again, but, on the other hand, "There's no need for me to rule out anything in life," he tells AP.

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