Sununu Signs On at Akin Gump

Posted July 7, 2010 at 1:06pm

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is bringing on former Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.) as an adjunct senior policy adviser.

Sununu left Congress after being defeated in 2008 by former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen (D). Sununu will advise clients on public policy, strategic and regulatory issues.

“John’s wealth of insight into the legislative process — honed over the course of a decade in Congress — combined with his private-sector experience in the technology sector will serve our clients well,” Akin Gump’s Smith Davis, co-leader of the firm’s public policy practice, said in a statement. “Given the many opportunities he had, we could not be more pleased that he has chosen to join Akin Gump.”

Sununu was first elected to the House in 1996. In the Senate, he was a member of the Finance, Commerce, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Banking, and Foreign Relations committees.

Sununu said he was drawn to the law firm because of its reputation.

“Today, it’s more important than ever for firms to understand the business and economic impact of changes in the regulatory environment,” Sununu said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Akin Gump’s bipartisan team to help clients assess those impacts, and respond effectively.”