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It’s official: Norm Coleman joins D.C. law firm

As we reported last week, former Sen. Norm Coleman has joined the powerful Washington law firm and lobbying shop of Hogan Lovells as a senior government adviser.The firm made it official this morning.

As we reported last week, former Sen. Norm Coleman has joined the powerful Washington law firm and lobbying shop of Hogan Lovells as a senior government adviser.

The firm made it official this morning. In a release, Hogan Lovells co-CEO Warren Gorrell said:  “Senator Coleman’s career, spanning decades of service in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, then as the chief executive of one of the state’s largest cities, and later as a U.S. Senator, has given him invaluable insights from all angles of the practice and crafting of law that affect businesses and governments alike. He maintains close ties with former congressional colleagues as well as foreign dignitaries, businessmen, and ambassadors. Our clients with international business interests, particularly in Israel, China, and Latin America, will appreciate Senator Coleman’s perceptive understanding of the geopolitics of those regions.”
 
Said Mike House, director of the law firm’s legislative group: “Senator Coleman served on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and as Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations while he was in the Senate. He also developed major public-private partnerships while he was mayor of St. Paul, including the return to Minnesota of a National Hockey League presence. With this breadth of experience and contacts, Senator Coleman will offer our clients and our lawyers expansive knowledge of international, energy, enforcement, and public-private issues.”
 
Coleman is quoted as saying that Hogan Lovells is “uniquely positioned in the global legal market place with world-class lawyers throughout the world’s business and financial centers practicing in areas where business and government intersect. I look forward to working with my new colleagues spanning the globe.”