By Justin Sink
Former White House counsel Kathy Ruemmler plans to rejoin Latham & Watkins as a partner on its white collar defense team, the law firm announced Tuesday.
Ruemmler, the president's longest-serving personal attorney, departed White House last Friday. She'll rejoin the firm, where she worked before entering the Obama Administration, in July.
Latham managing partner Robert Dell hailed Ruemmler as a "gifted strategist" who "will be a sought-after counselor.”
White House press secretary Jay Carney said her former colleagues wished her well during a brief statement last week.
"We at the White House will all miss her wisdom and good humor," Carney said.
Ruemmler was replaced at the White House by W. Neil Eggleston, who practiced white collar law at Kirkland and Ellis before joining the administration.