Outgoing Rep. Patrick Murphy joins Pennsylvania law firm

Outgoing Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-Penn.) has joined Fox Rothschild, according to a press release from the law firm.

Murphy will be a partner in the litigation department, the firm announced Monday. He will work out of its offices in Philadelphia and Warrington, Pa.

First elected in 2006, Murphy served two terms in the House. He lost his reelection bid this past November to Republican Mike Fitzpatrick.

Murphy served in the U.S. Army and was the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress. He was the sponsor of legislation that repealed the U.S. military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that banned gay soldiers from serving openly while in service.

“During his time in Congress, Patrick worked tirelessly to implement measures for fiscal responsibility at the federal level and to pass laws that benefit active members of the military as well as veterans and their families,” Mark Silow, an administrative partner of the firm, said in a statement. “His strong record of achievement with public and private sector groups in the Philadelphia region, in Washington and nationally will serve our clients well, particularly those with key interests in regulatory changes.”