Shadegg said he wanted to explore his options after deciding to retire last Congress.
"In selecting private practice, Steptoe quickly rose to the top of the list because it is the only prominent international firm with a significant presence in both D.C. and Phoenix. That, coupled with the firm’s reputation for sophisticated, deep regulatory expertise, and a legislative team that truly listens to its clients and advocates in their best interest, made the choice very easy," Shadegg said.
Part of the GOP wave in the 1994 elections, Shadegg served eight terms in the House. He is a former chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee as well as of the House Republican Study Committee.