Neil Barofsky, who became known as a staunch advocate for transparency and accountability as the watchdog of the Troubled Asset Relief Program, is joining the law firm Jenner & Block as a partner.

Barofsky will join the firm's New York office in the litigation department, focusing on white-collar defense and civil matters involving financial instruments, the firm announced Monday. He will also be part of the firm's government controversies and public-policy litigation practice group.

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