Wiley Rein has had a couple of notable pickups in its Washington office over the past two weeks.
Last week, the firm added former Rep. Douglas Walgren (D-Pa.) as a consulting counsel. And this week, Wiley announced Nova Daly, the former deputy assistant Treasury secretary for investment security, had signed on to the firm's international trade practice.
While in Congress from 1977 to 1991, Walgren served on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Science and Technology Committee. More recently, he has been working with an alternative energy startup company in Baltimore called Thermochem. At Wiley, Walgren will lobby on health care and energy issues.
Daly joins the firm as a public policy consultant. He will advise clients on issues related to investor oversight by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. While at the Treasury Department, Daly was involved with drafting the new CFIUS regulations, mandated by Congress after the Dubai Ports World controversy.
"These are good additions for us," says managing partner Richard Wiley. "We've added 10 partners and counsel since the start of the year, and these two men fit nicely with the work the firm is already doing."