Samuel T. Walsh was sworn in as the General Counsel of the Department of Energy on August 11, 2021. Immediately prior to re-joining DOE, Mr. Walsh was a partner at the law firm Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP in Washington, DC. Mr. Walsh previously served at the Department from 2010 to 2016, as Deputy General Counsel for Energy Policy, Associate General Counsel, and Senior Legal Advisor to the General Counsel. Before his former service at DOE, Mr. Walsh was an attorney in the energy group at Hogan Lovells LLP and a law clerk to the Hon. Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Walsh holds a B.A. from Yale College, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Originally from New York, Walsh now lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and two children.