Michael J. Walsh, Jr. is the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Secretary Ross has also delegated the duties of the General Counsel to him. Mr. Walsh joined the Department as the Deputy General Counsel from O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where he was a partner specializing in representing companies and their officers and directors in complex securities and ERISA class actions, shareholder derivative cases, internal and regulatory investigations, and SEC enforcement actions. He also served as the pro bono partner for his firm’s Washington, DC Office. Mr. Walsh received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from Boston College.