Former Rep. Rothman to run defense-lobbying practice at law firm

At the law firm, Rothman has been tasked with building up a new defense-aerospace lobbying business, where he will look to sign on new clients and could help current ones move toward defense issues.

The firm said in announcing Rothman's hire that his new defense group would handle lobbying, litigation and corporate issues for aerospace and defense clients.

Rothman was an eight-term congressman before he lost in a member-versus-member primary in 2012 to Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.). He was a member of the Appropriations Defense subcommittee.