Walter M. Shaub, Jr.
On January 8, 2013, President Obama appointed Walter M. Shaub, Jr., as Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE). He was sworn into office January 9, 2013 and announced on July 6, 2017 that he would resign from the position effective July 19, 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Shaub was Deputy General Counsel of OGE, a position he held since 2008. In addition, he served as a supervisory attorney at OGE from 2006 to 2008. From 2004 to 2006, he worked as an attorney with the law firm Shaw, Bransford, Veilleux and Roth, P.C., where he focused on federal employment law. Previously, Shaub served as a staff attorney at several federal agencies, including OGE from 2001 to 2004, the Central Office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from 2000 to 2001, the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1998 to 2000 and the VA’s Baltimore-Washington Regional Counsel’s office from 1997 to 1998.
He earned a B.A. in History from James Madison University and a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law.