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Former Senate and House Ethics Chief Counsel Joins Wiley Rein

July 2008

The Election Law & Government Ethics and White Collar Defense practices of Wiley Rein are pleased to announce that Robert L. Walker, former Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Ethics Committee and of the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Walker is the first person to lead 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.
Mr. Walker earned his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and holds an M.A. from Stanford University and a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.