The Boston office of law and lobbying firm Nixon Peabody has nabbed former Sen. Scott P. Brown, R-Mass., as counsel.
He will focus on business and government affairs, particularly in financial services and commercial real estate.
“Nixon Peabody has a national presence and a strong reputation,” Brown said in a statement announcing the move. “The culture is one of collaboration among its lawyers and with clients. During my time in politics, I never hesitated to reach across the aisle to work with members of any political party to secure a preferable outcome. My approach is consistent with the way Nixon Peabody does business and I believe we can be successful together.”
Other former government officials already at Nixon Peabody include ex-Rep. Thomas M. Reynolds, R-N.Y., who heads the shop’s government relations practice.
Brown, who is a commentator for Fox News, has also been floated as a potential gubernatorial candidate in the Bay State. He holds a law degree from Boston College Law School.
Costello Hangs Shingle
Former Rep. Jerry F. Costello, D-Ill., has opened the Jerry Costello Group with offices in Belleville, Ill., and Washington, D.C.
Costello will focus on advocacy work for trade associations and companies, according to a press announcement.
In Congress, Costello served on the transportation and science panels with a particular focus on aviation and space, including chairing the House Aerospace Caucus.
Costello did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Leaders from military and veterans service organizations joined Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Kelly Ayotte , R-N.H., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a press conference to urge the Senate to replace a provision in the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for veterans. Wicker, Ayotee, and Graham earlier called for a bipartisan solution to replace the $6.3 billion in cuts to military retiree benefits.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.