Retiring Alabama Dem joins D.C. law firm

Retiring Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) on Monday became one of the first outgoing lawmakers to land a new gig in Washington.  

Davis will join the law firm SNR Denton, according to a press release. He will become a partner in the firm's white collar and government investigations practice and will be based at SNR's Washington office.

“I am looking forward to joining SNR Denton because of its commitment to a first-class white collar and government investigations practice with a nationwide and global scope,” Davis said in a statement. “I am honored to join the Washington office of this rapidly expanding team of experienced and dynamic litigators, and to join a firm which is now one of the top 25 firms in the world.”

Davis served four terms in the House. He was defeated in Alabama's Democratic gubernatorial primary earlier this year and decided to retire from politics.

Before coming to Capitol Hill, Davis was a civil and criminal law litigator. From 1994 to 1998, he was the assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama.

Born in Montgomery, Ala., Davis graduated from Harvard University and was a classmate of President Obama at Harvard Law School.

“Both on a personal and professional level, we look forward to welcoming Artur as our partner,” said Elliott I. Portnoy and Howard Morris, chief executives of SNR Denton, in a statement. “Artur’s addition both to our Washington office and our growing government investigations practice will add significant stature, depth and experience in an area of critical importance for our clients worldwide.”