Ex-House Dem Maffei joins lobby firm

Former Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) has joined a law and lobby firm.

Maffei has joined the government and regulatory policy division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips as a senior adviser. The former lawmaker will work out of the firm's Washington, New York City and Albany, N.Y., offices.

Maffei "understands the details and procedures like a senior staffer but, as a former congressman, he also understands through his experience the political forces that impact our clients on a daily basis. That type of strategic counsel is invaluable to our clients," said George David Kieffer, chairman of the firm's government and regulatory policy division, in a statement.

Maffei served one term in the last Congress before losing his reelection bid to Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.). 

Maffei was a Capitol Hill aide before that, as a member of the Democratic staff for the House Ways and Means Committee, as well as an aide to former Sen. Bill Bradley (D-N.J.) and the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.).