BigLaw Lobbying Shops Grow After Congressional Exits
Public Policy & Regulation Leader Rich Gold was interviewed by Law360 about former Congressional members and staffers joining lobbying firms. Departed federal lawmakers and aides from both sides of the aisle have joined the ranks of several notable firms, including Holland & Knight, touting their experience on key committees and roles in enacting major legislation. An example is Holland & Knight's recent addition of Ed Perlmutter, a former Colorado representative who served on the House Committee on Financial Services as well as the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Mr. Gold explained the team looks at "the whole picture" when hiring from Congress, such as how a candidate's experience aligns with the firm's goals.
"We are looking for somebody whose geography matches up well with our office footprint," he said.
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