Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan announced the appointment of Robert F. Scholz, a corporate attorney and partner at Baltimore-based Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, as the Chief Legal Counsel for the Office of the Governor in Annapolis on January 13, 2015, along with eight additional senior members of his administration.
Mr. Scholz will serve as counsel to the Governor upon the Governor’s inauguration on January 21, 2015, after almost 40 years in private practice as a business lawyer at Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP.
Craig D. Roswell, managing partner of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, says, “the firm and all of the partners are very proud of Bob’s appointment to work with Governor-elect Hogan and to serve the citizens of Maryland in his new role.”
Susan D. Baker, corporate attorney and partner, says: “Bob has been a mentor to many attorneys at the firm, and leaves an experienced team that will continue to provide exceptional and efficient representation to its corporate clients.”
Mr. Scholz is past Chair of the Maryland State Ethics Commission, a regulatory commission that interprets and enforces Maryland’s ethics law for public officials, state employees and lobbyists, serving from 2009-2012. Mr. Scholz also served on the Board of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum. He is a past president of the Johns Hopkins Club and has served on the Greater Baltimore Committee’s Public Safety Committee as well as the Board of the Calvert Institute for Policy and Research.
Mr. Scholz served as legal counsel to the Maryland Republican Party from 1978-1982, and chaired the Baltimore City Republican Party from 1982-1986.
Mr. Scholz received a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1976, and is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., where he received a Bachelors of Arts in 1973.
Source: Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP