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Robert Mueller returns to former law firm

Robert Mueller

Former special counsel Robert Mueller returned on Tuesday to his former law firm, where he will work on high-profile investigations and crisis management.

Mueller’s gig brings him full circle, back to WilmerHale’s Washington, D.C., office, where he was a partner before agreeing in May 2017 to lead the government's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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

Two other members of the Mueller special counsel team — James Quarles and Aaron Zebley — also returned to WilmerHale. Both lawyers worked with Mueller at WilmerHale before leaving to work on the Russia probe, where they played prominent roles. They were also by Mueller’s side during his congressional testimony in July.

With the latest announcement, all members of Mueller’s team have now announced their jobs after the end of the Russia investigation this spring. Prosecutors Andrew Goldstein, Greg Andres and Jeannie Rhee all took positions at private law firms, while their colleagues Andrew Weissmann and Michael Dreeben are teaching at law schools.