As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Chairman of its subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Mr. Stupak played an in instrumental role in setting government policy and legislation in a variety of key sectors, including energy, healthcare, telecommunications and international trade.
Venable Managing Partner Karl Racine was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “We are thrilled to welcome Congressman Stupak to our government affairs group. Bart is known as a truly bipartisan leader who not only knows the legislative process, but who took the time to understand critical issues that affect all of us, including affordable health care, energy safety, natural resource management, law enforcement, telecommunications, the integrity of our financial markets, the safety of our food supply and other areas. As a senior member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, he helped shape a wide range of policies directly impacting the nation’s economy and led numerous investigations involving the public’s well-being. Our legislative practice and our clients will benefit enormously from Bart’s experience.”
At Venable, Mr. Stupak joins a bi-partisan team of senior Washington insiders, including former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh, former Secretary of Transportation James Burnley and former U.S. Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti as well as veteran Capitol Hill legislative staffers and policy advisors from both sides of the aisle.
Stupak is also serving as a Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics and leads a study group on government investigations at the Kennedy School of Government entitled “Investigate or Irritate: Changing Corporate and Government Behavior.”
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.”
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