Federal lawyers taking on Federal lawyers. This should be a real circle jerk. They’ll probably be a settlement out of court.
The Federal defenders office is usually staffed with good defense attorneys. They are normally appointed to represent defendants charged with federal crimes and as such they only operate in federal court (big leagues).
The majority of them are far better than the attorneys you can hire yourself because they are well versed in navigating the federal court system. They can also draw on the experience of their entire office and their own investigators. It’s a difficult job because federal prosecutors can pick and choose their cases and they rarely take weak cases.
The are not comparable to the public defenders office as they have far more time to devote to each case vs. public defenders at the state level. Those guys are slammed like a cashier at Walmart on black Friday.