Weil Gotshal & Manges has added former White House deputy counsel William Burck as a partner in its investigations and criminal defense practice in the firm’s 81-lawyer D.C. office.
Before serving as deputy counsel to President George W. Bush, Burck, 37, also served as a legal adviser to Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher in the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice and previously was deputy staff secretary at the White House.
“I look forward to applying my background and skills in serving Weil Gotshal’s clients,” Burck said in a statement.
The move to Weil Gotshal won’t be Burck’s first foray into the private sector. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office in March 2003, Burck was an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York.