Shurtleff resigns from Washington, DC law firm

Jun 3 2013 - 4:31pm


 Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff
 Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff no longer works at the Washington, D.C. law firm he joined six months ago after leaving public office.

Shurtleff told the Deseret News on Saturday that he resigned from Troutman Sanders because the commute and his public speaking engagements were too hard on his family.

Shurtleff joined the firm in January to work on regulatory compliance and government litigation issues.

Outside of his work at the law firm, Shurtleff has also been working recently to build support for comprehensive immigration reform.

Shurtleff's name and biography had been listed on the law firm's website in recent weeks but had been removed by Saturday. Links to news releases announcing Shurtleff's hiring and his April 22 testimony before Congress on immigration reform were also removed from the website.

Utah businessman Darl McBride told The Salt Lake Tribune recently that Shurtleff offered him $2 million in 2009 if McBride dropped his effort to find a suspected swindler.
Another businessman convicted of fraud has alleged that in 2009 he paid for meals, golf and massages at a California resort for Shurtleff and John Swallow, who succeeded Shurtleff as Utah Attorney General.

Swallow and Shurtleff have denied any wrongdoing.

Shurtleff said his resignation was not related to the allegations and did not elaborate on his departure.


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