Wiley Rein is pleased to announce that Robert L. Walker, the chief counsel and staff director of the Senate Ethics Committee, joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Election Law & Government Ethics and White Collar Defense Practices. Mr. Walker formerly held a similar position with the House Ethics Committee. He is the only person to have led both committees and also the first nonpartisan staff chief. At Wiley Rein, he will provide counseling, investigatory and litigation services to corporate clients and government officials, focusing on government ethics, lobbying compliance and white collar defense matters.
In addition to possessing more than a decade of high-level Congressional experience, Mr. Walker had an equally long tenure as a federal prosecutor.He served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section, an Assistant U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia and a Staff Attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division.