Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley announces he’s resigning later this month

Conley has served in the position for the last 16 years. However, he did not seek re-election this year.

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley.
Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley. –Keith Bedford / The Boston Globe, File

Suffolk County District Attorney Dan Conley announced Wednesday that he will resign later this month to work in the private sector.

During an afternoon press conference, Conley told assembled media that his last day will be Sept. 26 and that he’ll become a special counsel for law firm Mintz Levin and a senior adviser for ML Strategies LLC, the firm’s lobbying arm.

“I haven’t had a boss in 25 years,” he said.

Conley has spent the last 16 years as district attorney. He did not seek re-election this year.

“It really is time now for me to exit,” he said.

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Rachael Rollins, a former federal prosecutor and lawyer for the MBTA and Massport, won last week’s Democratic primary to replace Conley. She’ll face independent candidate Mike Maloney in the general election.

Watch Conley’s press conference below: