Colgate exits Justice Department for law firm

Colgate exits Justice Department for law firm

BY Preeti Vasishtha

GCN Staff

MARCH 30'Stephen Colgate is leaving his job as the Justice Department's chief information officer and assistant attorney general for administration.

Colgate on April 2 will join the law firm Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe LLP of Chicago as nationwide executive director, working in the Washington office.

Janis Sposato, deputy assistant attorney general for law and policy, will become acting CIO and assistant attorney general for administration, a Justice spokeswoman said.

During two decades of government service, Colgate worked his way up the management ladder. At Justice, he was executive officer in the Civil Rights Division and assistant director of the budget staff.

Before coming to Justice, he worked at the Treasury Department as director of finance and at the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a budget officer.

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