Robert Mueller returns to private law practice, rejoins former firm

Make sure to let us know what you think... we now have comments turned ON below the article!

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller is back in the news again, though this time for something other than his two-year-long investigation into President Donald Trump that ultimately fizzled and failed to bring down the presidency as intended.

Mueller has returned to the prominent Washington, D.C. law firm at which he was a partner prior to becoming the special counsel and leading the anti-Trump probe, according to reports.

Back to his old job

Politico reported on Tuesday that Mueller has resumed his position at the WilmerHale law firm, where he will focus on conducting “high-profile” investigations and crisis management.

In a statement released to the media by the law firm, Mueller said, “I’m glad to be at WilmerHale once again, a firm with a tradition of honoring public service.”

“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,” he added.

Interestingly, Politico noted that two other attorneys who had been on Mueller’s special counsel team — James Quarles and Aaron Zebley — were also with WilmerHale prior to joining the Russia collusion investigation and had similarly returned to the law firm.

The media outlet indicated that all of the top lawyers who worked on Mueller’s team have now moved on to other employment, either working at private law firms or teaching at law schools.

Resuming private practice

Robert Novick, co-managing partner at WilmerHale, said of Mueller’s return: “We couldn’t be happier to have Bob, our extraordinary friend and colleague, return to WilmerHale.”

He added: “Few lawyers have been entrusted with as many matters of national significance as Bob, in both his public service and in private practice. Bob embodies the highest values of our firm and profession. We’re privileged to work alongside him once again.”

Mueller first joined WilmerHale in 2014 after he stepped down from his position as director of the FBI and had been a partner until he stepped away in 2017 to lead the special counsel investigation against the president.

He finally stepped down as special counsel in May, just weeks after the release of his voluminous final report that was full of innuendo and rumor, but which ultimately determined that no Americans had colluded or conspired with Russia and there was no real evidence that Trump had obstructed justice.

It remains to be seen exactly what Mueller will do while at WilmerHale, but given his dismal — and rather frail and forgettable — performance in a congressional hearing about his final report, odds are his work at the law firm won’t require much in the way of public appearances.

108 Responses

  1. When I originally commented I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive four emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks a lot!

  2. I needed to create you the tiny remark in order to say thank you once again about the pleasant solutions you have contributed in this article. This has been certainly wonderfully open-handed with people like you giving unhampered what a number of us might have distributed as an electronic book to end up making some bucks for their own end, chiefly seeing that you might have tried it in case you decided. The thoughts in addition served to be a fantastic way to be sure that most people have the identical eagerness like my personal own to see many more concerning this problem. Certainly there are many more pleasant sessions up front for individuals that check out your website.

  3. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d certainly donate to this fantastic blog! I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account. I look forward to new updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  4. Thanks so much for giving everyone remarkably marvellous opportunity to read in detail from this blog. It is usually so nice plus packed with a lot of fun for me personally and my office acquaintances to visit your blog at a minimum thrice in one week to find out the fresh stuff you have got. And lastly, I’m so usually fulfilled with all the striking tactics you give. Some two points in this article are unequivocally the most beneficial I’ve had.

  5. I intended to write you that bit of note to be able to say thank you again on your superb advice you have featured above. It’s so generous with people like you to grant unhampered what a lot of people would’ve supplied for an ebook in making some cash for their own end, mostly now that you could have tried it in case you decided. These points also served like the great way to comprehend other individuals have the identical desire similar to my very own to grasp a good deal more in terms of this condition. I’m certain there are many more enjoyable situations ahead for folks who read your blog.

  6. Can I just say what a reduction to search out somebody who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You undoubtedly know how to deliver a difficulty to light and make it important. More folks must learn this and perceive this side of the story. I cant consider youre not more common since you undoubtedly have the gift.

  7. Wow! This could be one particular of the most useful blogs We’ve ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Wonderful. I am also an expert in this topic so I can understand your effort.

  8. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all Ill be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

  9. Hey! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share. Many thanks!

  10. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  11. Thanks on your marvelous posting! I really enjoyed reading it, you’re a great author.I will make sure to bookmark your blog and definitely will come back down the road. I want to encourage continue your great work, have a nice morning!

  12. When I initially commented I clicked the -Notify me when new feedback are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any approach you possibly can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  13. Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.