Christopher Wall has rejoined law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman as senior international trade partner in Washington DC. This follows his year of public service as US assistant secretary of commerce for export administration in the bureau of industry and security (BIS).

During Wall’s tenure, BIS published over a dozen regulations implementing export control reform initiatives and establishing new programmes.

Wall’s practice focuses on export controls, foreign investment, international trade proceedings and policy. Commenting on his return to private practice, Wall says that he hopes to continue to push forward the export control reform agenda that he initiated at commerce to “address current threats and to adapt outdated rules to the realities of today’s global marketplace through my private practice”.

“His decision to rejoin Pillsbury to share his unique insights both as a policy maker and an exemplary trade attorney with more than 25 years experience is a testament to his commitment to our clients and the Pillsbury family,” says Pillsbury firm chair, Jim Rishwain.

According to Rishwain, Wall is just one of a myriad Pillsbury lawyers to serve in government and the public sector. Pillsbury attorneys have a long history of public service, going back to the firm’s original founders.