Former House Dem Mollohan joins law, lobby firm

Former Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.) has joined a prominent law and lobby firm.

Mollohan will practice law at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and will work in the firm's Washington office as well as its Huntington, W.Va., location.

"Mr. Mollohan served on the powerful House Appropriations Committee from 1986 through 2010," Marc Williams, managing partner of the firm's West Virginia office, said in a statement. "That is rare experience that will make him a valuable member of our team in an Of Counsel capacity. His practice with us will focus on advising clients on innovation and technology-related issues that are directly related to his vast field of experience."

Mollohan, a 14-term House member, lost in the Democratic primary last year to state senator Mike Oliverio, who was defeated in the general election.