Updated 4:49 p.m.
A former Arnold & Porter partner has returned to the firm’s Washington office, following a stint with the Department of Justice, the firm announced Wednesday.
Robert Weiner, formerly an associate deputy attorney general at DOJ, rejoined the firm as a partner.
Weiner left Arnold & Porter for DOJ in 2010 to oversee healthcare litigation. Eventually his duties shifted to the civil side.
“I had a litigation practice focused on a large, complex litigation,” Weiner said in an interview. “I think I gained further experience there and I’m hoping that it helps me assist clients again in practice.”
Weiner first joined the firm in 1979 and left in early 1997 to serve as senior counsel in the White House Counsel’s office during the Clinton administration. He returned to the firm in 1999 before leaving again the following year. Weiner also served as president of the D.C. Bar from 1995 to 1996.
“We are honored to welcome Rob back to the firm,” Arnold & Porter chairman Thomas Milch said in a written statement. “He is recognized as an outstanding litigator with an exceptional record of government service.”
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