Former special counsel Robert Mueller has a new gig — and it’s not what you’d think.
He’s going back to his old job.
After taking a three-year hiatus from private law to work as a special counsel, Mueller has announced that he’s returning to his old firm.
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The WilmerHale mega law firm in Washington, D.C announced Tuesday that Mueller will rejoin as a partner with his work focused on high-profile investigations and crisis management.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Bob, our extraordinary friend, and colleague, return to WilmerHale,” one of the firm’s managing partners, Robert Novick, wrote in a prepared statement Tuesday.
“Few lawyers have been entrusted with as many matters of national significance as Bob, in both his public service and in private practice,” the statement said. “Bob embodies the highest values of our firm and profession. We’re privileged to work alongside him once again.”
WilmerHale is considered the most liberal of the 20 largest and most prestigious law firms in the United States.
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Mueller isn’t the only high-profile member of the special counsel to land in a lucrative private-sector gig.
Most of the special counsel’s top investigators have “landed on their feet” since the special counsel investigation concluded there was no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russian intelligence.
Two of Mueller’s top deputies, Aaron Zebley and James Quarles, have also reportedly returned to WilmerHale.
“Michael Dreeben joined Georgetown Law School; Andrew Weissman joined New York University Law and has signed a book deal with Random House; Andrew Goldstein joined Cooley law firm; Zainab Ahmad joined law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Greg Andres returned to Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; and Jeannie Rhee, who formerly served at WilmerHale, joined Paul Weiss as a partner,” Fox News reported.
“I’m glad to be at WilmerHale once again, a firm with a tradition of honoring public service,” Mueller said in the company’s prepared statement.
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“It was an honor to serve as special counsel. Now, I look forward to resuming my private practice alongside the talented lawyers at the firm.”