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David Lat, the former federal prosecutor who founded the blog Above the Law, has decided to become a legal recruiter.

Lat will head the New York City office of Lateral Link, he announced in an Above the Law column Monday. The new job follows Lat s decision to step down as managing editor of Above the Law in 2017 while still contributing to the blog as editor at large. Lat made the 2017 move after he and his husband became parents (and Lat the primary caregiver) of a baby boy.

Lat was named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel in 2009. He created his first blog, Underneath Their Robes, while he was a federal prosecutor in New Jersey. He wrote anonymously as Article III Groupie, creating a male superhotties of the federal judiciary contest, before he revealed his identity in 2005. He moved on to edit the gossip blog Wonkette before founding Above the Law in 2006.

Lateral Link was Above the Law s first advertiser in 2007....