Dallas Attorney Uttam Dhillon Named Chief Oversight Counsel for U.S. House Financial Services Committee

Former Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl partner takes senior staff position under Rep. Jeb Hensarling

Mar 05, 2013, 14:36 ET from Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP

DALLAS, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas law firm Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl LLP is proud to announce that firm partner Uttam Dhillon has been named Chief Oversight Counsel for the U.S. House Financial Services Committee.

Led by Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Dallas, the House Financial Services Committee maintains jurisdiction over issues pertaining to the economy, the banking system, housing, insurance, and securities and exchanges, as well as monetary policy, international finance, international monetary organizations, and efforts to combat terrorist financing.

"Uttam is a talented and versatile lawyer and a key member of our team, so we're very sorry that he is leaving to say the least," says firm co-founder Daniel K. Hagood. "But this firm has always placed great importance on public service, and this is both an important opportunity for Uttam and a chance for him to serve our country."

A lawyer with broad public and private sector experience, Mr. Dhillon joined Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl after serving as chief of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement. He previously worked as an Associate Deputy Attorney General for the Department of Justice, Chairman of the Attorney General's Anti-Gang Coordination Committee, Chief Counsel for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, and Policy Director for the House Policy Committee. Mr. Dhillon graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987. He earned a Master of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 1984 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from California State University, Sacramento in 1982.

At Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl, Mr. Dhillon focused on complex commercial litigation, federal criminal law and appeals for a variety of firm clients.

"The Financial Services Committee is performing critically important work, and I'm excited to have the opportunity to assist the committee and be a part of the mission," Mr. Dhillon says.

For more information on Mr. Dhillon's new role, please contact Robert Tharp at 800-559-4534 or Robert@androvett.com.

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