Former Nat’l Security Advisor Thomas Donilon Rejoins O’Melveny & Myers as Partner, Vice Chair

DonilonThomas Donilon, former national security advisor to the White House, has returned to O’Melveny & Myers LLP to serve as partner, vice chair and a member of the firm’s policy committee.

In his role at O’Melveny & Myers, Donilon will work with business executives, company boards and entrepreneurs as they develop legal and policy issues, the company said Thursday.

“Tom resumes his status as one of the leading lawyers on complex issues of policy, global strategy, and governance, and his most recent experience will enable him to provide our clients a rare level of judgment and insight on global issues, ” said Bradley J. Butwin, firm chair.

Donilon joined the firm in 1985 and has intermittenly served in government roles including assistant secretary of state, chief of staff to the secretary of state and executive vice president for law and policy at Fannie Mae.

As a national security advisor to President Obama, Donilon was involved in coordinating  foreign policy, intelligence and military efforts across the globe.

Obama said Donilon “shaped every single national security policy of my presidency” and is “one of the most effective national security advisers our country has ever had.”

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