Rakesh Kilaru is Counsel in the DC office of Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. His practice focuses on all aspects of litigation and crisis management. Before joining WW+E, Rakesh was a Special Assistant to the President and Associate Counsel in the Office of White House Counsel, where he provided legal advice and strategic counseling to the Obama Administration on its domestic policy agenda, focusing on healthcare, education, labor and employment, housing, and the Supreme Court. He also helped to develop and implement the government’s litigation strategy in cases arising under the Affordable Care Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Before entering the government, Rakesh was an associate in the appellate and white collar practice groups at O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, where he also maintained an active pro bono practice in federal circuit courts and immigration courts.