December 3, 2014
Timothy J. Heaphy will resign this year as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, he announced in a news release Nov. 24.
Heaphy, 49, reportedly plans to become chair of a white collar defense practice at Hunton and Williams, working from the firm’s Washington and Richmond offices.
The current first assistant U.S. attorney, Anthony Giorno, will become acting U.S. attorney on Jan. 1.
An appointee of President Barack Obama, Heaphy took office in 2009.
During his tenure, Heaphy’s office negotiated a $1.5 billion settlement of criminal and civil charges against Abbott Laboratories arising out of it promotion of the anti-seizure medication Depakote.