Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr is poised to send another lawyer into the Obama administration.
The White House announced this afternoon that William Wilkins, a tax partner in the firm’s D.C. office, has been nominated to become chief counsel for the Internal Revenue Service and an assistant general counsel in the Treasury Department.
Wilkins has practiced at Wilmer since 1988, where he has represented clients before both Treasury and the IRS. He was previously staff director and chief counsel of the Senate Finance Committee.
Late yesterday Wilmer partner Stephen Preston was nominated to be chief counsel of the CIA. As reported last night by the BLT, the CIA has not had a permanent general counsel for several years.
Both Wilkins and Preston attended Yale and Harvard Law.