Boasting it’s adding “two of the most sought after former members of the U.S. House of Representatives to its global public policy practice,” Squire Patton Boggs welcomed former U.S. Congressmen Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Bill Shuster (R-PA). The bipartisan pair were indeed in demand, as Crowley put it: We were honored to hear from many of the great firms in town since leaving Congress, and chose what we think is the very best place to continue our careers.
“Policy is a fundamental part of our global practice and differentiates how we are able to solve complex problems for clients. These additions continue our tradition as a ‘first and one stop’ for senior executives seeking both a legal and legislative solution,” said Ed Newberry, global managing partner − public policy, investigatory and regulatory solutions.
Crowley served as a U.S. Representative from New York State from 1999 to 2019. He was also chair of the House Democratic Caucus for two years and a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee.
Shuster served as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania from 2001 to 2019 and served as chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for six years before retiring. He stated:, “Joining Squire Patton Boggs gives Joe and me an opportunity to work with the best in the business on tackling some of our nation’s most pressing needs, including prioritizing an infrastructure agenda.”
The two additions will add to Squire Patton Boggs bipartisan leadership and help grow the firm’s international presence across the U.S., European Union, U.K., Asia and Australia. The firm’s bipartisan credentials that already include former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS), Senator John Breaux (D-LA), Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA), Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater (D-AR).
The firm also noted that in September, longtime House Appropriations Committee Senior Staffer Dave LesStrang joined the firm; in July, Yan Xuan, the former president of Nielsen Greater China, joined as a partner to lead its international public policy practice in China; former U.K. Ambassador to Helsinki and Group Director of External Affairs at Vodafone Matthew Kirk joined the firm’s London office in May; and in April, David Stewart, the former Majority Staff Director of the House Ways & Means Committee, landed in Washington.