“The synergies are right,” said Steele. “The firm has taken innovative risks in the past with business and law. That is what I have done in the past with my own business and politics.”
Steele will be a partner in the New York law firm’s Washington office. The former Maryland Lt. Governor expects to help elected officials and corporate executives prepare for congressional investigations under the new majority on Capitol Hill.
“My goal is to bring our clients to Africa, and Africa to our clients,” said Steele.
LeBeouf Lamb also has a significant lobbying practice and advocated for several insurance groups in 2006. Steele, however, is not planning to register to lobby.
“It doesn’t appeal for me to do it,” said Steele. “I am going to advise our clients but getting into the day-to-day of lobbying is just not for me.”
In 2003, Steele was the first African-American elected to statewide office in Maryland. He also serves as chairman of GOPAC, a training and education center for Republican candidates.