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Robert Franklin Hoyt -- Department of the Treasury
General Counsel

Robert F. (Bob) Hoyt was nominated to be General Counsel of the Department of the Treasury by President George W. Bush on September 29, 2006 and confirmed by the Senate on December 9, 2006. He was sworn into office on December 12, 2006. As General Counsel, Mr. Hoyt serves as the chief law officer of the Department and a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury. He heads the Department’s Legal Division consisting of approximately 2,000 lawyers within the Department’s headquarters, the Internal Revenue Service, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the Bureau of Public Debt, the Financial Management Service, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Before joining the Department, Mr. Hoyt served at the White House where he was Special Assistant and Associate Counsel to President Bush. In that position, Mr. Hoyt was responsible for a variety of legal issues, including investigations and litigation, as well as legal and policy matters involving several Executive Branch departments and components of the Executive Office of the President. Previously, Mr. Hoyt was a partner in the Securities, Litigation and Corporate Departments of the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. At WilmerHale, Mr. Hoyt advised public and private companies and their executives on a variety of contested, investigative, transactional and regulatory matters. Mr. Hoyt also served multiple terms on WilmerHale’s Management Committee and Executive Committee, and was a Vice Chair of the firm’s Securities Department. Before joining WilmerHale, Mr. Hoyt clerked for Justice Herbert P. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Mr. Hoyt graduated from Cornell University with honors in 1986, and received his Masters degree and Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.

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