[photo, Robert F. Scholz, Chief Legal Counsel, Maryland Governor's Office] ROBERT F. SCHOLZ
Chief Legal Counsel, 2015-20

Chief Legal Counsel, Office of Governor, January 21, 2015 to February 25, 2020. Retired February 25, 2020.

Board of Directors, University of Maryland Medical System Corporation, 2020-.

Chair, State Ethics Commission, 2009-12.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, August 6, 1950. Attended Friends School of Baltimore; The Johns Hopkins University, B.A. (social & behavioral sciences), 1973; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 1976. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 1976. Attorney. Partner, Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, 1976-2015 (associate, 1976-; management committee; past managing partner; chair, corporate commercial section). Member, Maryland State Bar Association (business law section). Legal counsel to Maryland Republican Party, 1978-82. Chair, Baltimore City Republican Party, 1982-86. Board of Directors, Calvert Institute for Policy and Research, 1998-2002. Member, Public Safety Committee of Greater Baltimore Committee, 1998-2008. Board of Governors, The Johns Hopkins Club, 2002-09 (past president). Board of Directors, B&O Railroad Roundhouse Museum, Baltimore, 2008-.

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