Former special adviser Robert Mueller has returned to work at private law firm WilmerHale, the firm said on Tuesday.
Mueller’s “practice will focus on high-level investigations and crisis management, similar to his work at the cabinet prior to his service as a special adviser,” the cabinet said in a statement.
“I am happy to be back at WilmerHale, a firm with a tradition of honoring public service,” Mueller said in the statement. “It has been an honor to serve as a Special Advisor. Now, I look forward to returning to my private practice alongside the firm’s talented lawyers. ”
Mueller, who as special adviser oversaw the Justice Ministry’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, will be joined in the cabinet by Jim Quarles and Aaron Zebley, who were both Mueller’s best advisers during his nearly two-year investigation.
All three lawyers were at WilmerHale before the Special Counsel’s office opened in May 2017.
Robert Novick, the firm’s co-chief executive, welcomed Mueller’s return to WilmerHale, saying in the statement that “few lawyers have been assigned as many issues of national importance as Bob, both in his public service and in his private practice “.
“Bob embodies the highest values of our firm and our profession,” said Novick.
Mueller began working at WilmerHale in 2014 after spending 12 years as Director of the FBI under former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush.