Patton Boggs LLP has acquired the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group. The merger will combine two of the most recognizable firms in public policy.
Former LA Democratic Senator John Breaux and former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., join Patton Boggs Washington office as special senior counsel with their sons, John Breaux, Jr. and Chester Trent Lott, Jr.; three public policy advisers; and three staff members.
In the press release at Patton Boggs’ site, Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., chairman of Patton Boggs, was quoted as saying: “This acquisition is a strategic coup and a cornerstone for our bipartisan growth. The combined expertise of Patton Boggs and Breaux-Lott Leadership Group makes the firm a ‘mandatory first stop’ for discerning corporate CEOs and general counsel facing complex problems that can be solved in the halls of Congress, the executive branch or the courtroom.”
Senator Lott brings a wealth of leadership skills and a thorough understanding of complex congressional procedures from his time serving as the House Republican Whip and Senate Majority Leader. He plans to focus his practice in areas where he has been active throughout his career, including defense, taxes, and financial services.
During his tenure in the Senate, Breaux was a widely known for his bipartisan leadership and central role in some of the most important legislative initiatives of his generation, as well as his insight on energy issues.
For more than 40 years, Patton Boggs has maintained a reputation for cutting-edge advocacy by working closely with Congress and regulatory agencies in Washington, litigating in courts across the country, and negotiating business transactions around the world. The firm’s partners include women and men with extensive backgrounds in government service with strong ties to both major political parties, as well as top-flight litigators and individuals with a keen understanding of business and finance.