02.01.2010 Former Secretary of Commerce and Trade Joins Williams Mullen’s Corporate Practice RICHMOND, Va. – Williams Mullen announces that the Honorable Patrick O. Gottschalk, former Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine, has joined the firm’s corporate practice, focusing on business law matters and corporate transactions.

“Pat is one of the most well respected attorneys and public servants in Virginia,” said Thomas R. Frantz, CEO of the firm. “His great business sense and his talents make him an extraordinarily valuable asset for our clients.”

Former Governor Tim Kaine said: “Pat Gottschalk was an outstanding member of my team. Under his leadership as my Secretary of Commerce and Trade, Virginia was recognized eight times as the “Top State for Business” during the past 4 years. Pat played a pivotal role in major business relocations and expansions in Virginia and I wish him much success in this new capacity.”
Mr. Gottschalk earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1975 and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983.