Mueller, 69, stepped down as FBI director in September after
overseeing some of the country's biggest cases, including the
9/11 attacks and the bombing at the Boston Marathon last year.
Mueller was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as
sixth director of the FBI and took office in 2001 just one week
He reshaped the bureau from a traditional law enforcement agency
to a threat-focused, intelligence-based national security
organization, FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce said at the time of
WilmerHale, co-headquartered in Washington and Boston, has 1,000
lawyers and has practices in white-collar criminal defense,
investigations and intellectual property. It has recently
recruited a number of top lawyers from government.
In September, the firm hired Dan Berkovitz, general counsel of
the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission between 2009 and
2013, and Mark Cahn, general counsel of the Securities and
Exchange Commission between 2011 and 2012.
Robert Novick, co-managing partner of WilmerHale, said in a
statement that Mueller's strengths were in dealing with "the
hardest criminal justice matters (and) national security issues,
including cyber-security threats."
Mueller could not be immediately reached for comment.
A 1966 graduate of Princeton University, Mueller joined the U.S.
Marine Corps and served as an officer for three years, leading a
platoon in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, two Navy
Commendation Medals, the Purple Heart and the Vietnamese Cross
He earned his law degree in 1973 from the University of Virginia
School of Law and later worked as a federal prosecutor in San
Francisco, Boston and Washington.
(Reporting by Casey Sullivan; editing by Ted Botha and Jeffrey
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