Representation of Former Government Officials

Williams & Connolly attorneys represent numerous former senior government officials in their transition to the private sector, assisting them with everything from law firm partnerships to investment banking deals.  The firm’s lawyers also provide counsel and help draft publishing and column syndication agreements, speakers' bureau contracts, consultancies, advisory board agreements, and teaching or educational administration contracts, among other matters.

William & Connolly’s clients have included President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush; Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and George Shultz; Health and Human Resources Secretary Donna Shalala; Treasury Secretaries Larry Summers, James Baker, Tim Geithner, Hank Paulson; military leaders, including David Petraeus, William McRaven, Stan McChrystal, and Mike Mullen; Fed Chairmen Ben Bernanke and Alan Greenspan; Presidential Advisors David Plouffe, Josh Bolten, Mary Matalin, Dee Dee Myers, Andrew Card, Marlin Fitzwater, Mike McCurry, David Axelrod, and Gene Sperling; former members of Congress, including Senators Sam Nunn, Evan Bayh, Blanche Lincoln, Byron Dorgan, Jon Kyl, and Representatives John Boehner, John McHugh, Tom Foley, Mike Oxley, Geraldine Ferraro, and many more.

Depending on the client's needs, they can draw on a range of Williams & Connolly specialties, including general corporate counseling, partnerships, joint ventures, contracts, strategic alliances and LLCs, intellectual property, and media-related work.

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