Edward Siskel, formerly White House deputy counsel and deputy assistant to President Barack Obama, has returned to law firm WilmerHale to help spearhead its strategic response group based in Washington.
He previously advised senior executive branch officials on legal issues associated with risk management, compliance, oversight and national security programs, Wilmerhale said Thursday.
âI am excited to be rejoining WilmerHale, and look forward to building a practice at the intersection of government investigations, strategic response, litigation, and public policy, â Siskel said.
Siskel also held a senior leadership role at the Justice Department, where he provided legal advice to senior officials in DOJ, theÂ Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI and other law enforcement agencies throughout the U.S.
He worked for Wilmer Cutler Pickering in 2002 and served as assistant attorney in Illinois’ Northern District between 2005 and 2009.
Siskel holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University.