Former Federal Election Commission chairman Michael Toner has gone back to his roots, leaving Bryan Cave to rejoin Wiley Rein, where he’ll co-chair the firm's elections practice.
Toner, who began his career as an associate at Wiley Rein, was an FEC commissioner from 2002 to 2007. In 2006, he served as chairman of the agency.
He's got deep roots in the Republican party, as well. He was chief counsel of the Republican National Committee from 2001 to 2002 and RNC deputy counsel from 1997 to 1999.
He was general counsel of the Bush-Cheney transition team and the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign, and was counsel to the Dole-Kemp presidential campaign in 1996.
At Bryan Cave, he led he led the election law practice and was president of Bryan Cave Strategies, the firm’s public policy and government affairs branch.
“It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to rejoin Wiley Rein where I started my legal career,” Toner said in a news release. “I am very excited to be part of such an exceptional group and to help it to reach great heights in the future.”