Robert N. Weiner, who has overseen the Justice Department’s defense of the new health care law, is leaving his post as Associate Deputy Attorney General to rejoin Arnold & Porter LLP.
The Justice Department tapped Weiner in 2010 to spearhead its defense of the Affordable Care Act in the beginning stages of litigation. He was appointed Associate Deputy Attorney General in May 2010, signaling the administration’s apparent prioritization of the then-fledgling law.
Weiner also served as senior counsel in the White House Counsel’s Office during the Bill Clinton administration from 1997 to 1998. He served as president of the District of Columbia Bar from 1995 to 1996. He also represented the National Commission on Terrorism, also referred to as the 9/11 Commission, on issues of privilege and investigative authority.
Before joining the department, Weiner was head of Arnold & Porter’s litigation and business litigation practice. He rejoins the firm as a partner in its Washington, D.C., office.
Weiner is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School.
“Through my experience on the health care litigation, I have gained a deep understanding of the complex health care law that affects 17 percent of the U.S. economy,” Weiner said in a news release. “I think my experience will be useful in the firm’s litigation practice and will help me advise clients regarding the new challenges they confront.”