Mueller rejoins DC law firm

Former special counsel Robert Mueller rejoined the D.C. law firm WilmerHale, which he left in 2017 to serve as special counsel, the firm announced Tuesday.

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

Mueller worked as a partner at the firm from 2014 to 2017 after he left his position as director of the FBI until his appointment as special counsel by then-Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“We couldn’t be happier to have Bob, our extraordinary friend and colleague, return to WilmerHale,” co-managing partner Robert Novick said in the statement.

“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,” Novick added.

Two former members of Mueller’s team who also left the firm in 2017 to work in the special counsel’s office, James Quarles and Aaron Zebley, will also rejoin WilmerHale as partners, according to the firm.

Mueller announced his retirement as special counsel in May, about a month after the conclusion of his investigation and the release of the redacted report on his findings. He testified before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 24.

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