Venable announced today that former U.S. Congressman Bart Stupak has joined the firm as partner in its Government and Legislative Affairs Group. The announcement received significant coverage throughout the country. Political publications that picked up the announcement include The Hill, The New York Times blog, The Caucus, and Politico. Coverage of the move was noted by national outlets such as CNN's Political Ticker blog, Law360 and the Chicago Tribune. Michigan publications that mentioned his move include Michigan Lawyers Weekly, the Detroit Free Press and Michigan Radio. Additionally, industry publications such as Oil & Gas Journal, Penn Energy and PharmaLive.com covered Stupak joining the firm.
On his move to Venable, Stupak was quoted as saying, "After 36 years of public service, I’m very happy to be starting this new chapter in my life. Venable is one of the most respected names in Washington, and the firm has an especially strong record of leadership in government affairs. I’ve had numerous contacts with Venable partners over the years and am excited about helping my new colleagues and the firm’s clients navigate choppy congressional waters."