U.S. Attorney Steps Down

U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry Martin is stepping down after three years to create a Nashville office for Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, a San Diego-based firm recognized as a leader in class action and whistleblower litigation. According to the Tennessean, the firm represents investors who allege deception and fraud, and has represented shareholders in high-caliber lawsuits against Enron, WorldCom and Wachovia. “I wouldn’t be happy representing big corporate interests,” Martin said Wednesday morning. “I’m more interested in unearthing fraud and representing the underdog.”