Former FBI director Mueller joins WilmerHale law firm

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III speaks at the Pima County Sheriff's Office in response to Saturday's shooting of U.S Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) among others at a Safeway in Tucson, ArizonaBy Casey Sullivan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Robert Mueller III, who was the longest-serving director of the FBI since J. Edgar Hoover, is joining law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, the firm said on Monday. Mueller, 69, stepped down as FBI director in September after overseeing some of the country’s biggest cases, including the 9/11 attacks and the bombing at the Boston Marathon last year. Mueller was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as sixth director of the FBI and took office in 2001 just one week before 9/11. He reshaped the bureau from a traditional law enforcement agency to a threat-focused, intelligence-based national security organization, FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce said at the time of Mueller’s retirement.

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