Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week requested the resignations of 46 U.S. attorneys to ensure complete turnover of federal prosecutors, but lawyers said the departures will not necessarily trigger drastic change.

While lawyers said the new U.S. attorneys will favor a new agenda set by President Donald Trump’s administration, outstanding investigations are not going away. Recent areas of focus for the Justice Department, such as money-laundering and drug pricing, seem destined to remain near the top of prosecutors’ agenda. At the same time, Trump’s Justice Department could focus more resources on drug-related crime and immigration, resulting in less prosecutorial attention on other types of white-collar crime, lawyers said.

“It’s highly unusual for a pending investigation to suddenly be terminated because of a change in leadership within a U.S. attorney’s office. There would be a real issue with that,” said Henry Hockeimer Jr., a partner with Ballard Spahr and former assistant U.S. attorney.

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