Ex-lawmaker Charlie Bass joins law, lobby firm

Former Rep. Charlie Bass (R-N.H.) is making the move to K Street.

Bass is joining Greenberg Traurig, where he will be a senior director of the firm’s government law and policy practice in Washington.

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Bass served several terms in the House, first from 1995 to 2007 and then from 2011 to 2013. He was defeated in his last reelection bid in a rematch against Rep. Ann McLane Kuster (D-N.H.).

He reportedly considered challenging Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) last year, but decided against it.

Greenberg, which once employed infamous lobbyist Jack Abramoff, took in more than $5.7 million in lobbying fees for all of 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s a steep drop from the firm’s K Street take in 2003 of more than $25 million.

Among the firm’s clients are the Business Roundtable, DIRECTV and Live Nation Entertainment.