Former Republican senator Norm Coleman joins law and lobby firm

Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) has joined a prominent law and lobby firm.

Coleman is joining Hogan Lovells as senior government adviser. A former mayor of St. Paul, Minn., Coleman served one term in the Senate before losing to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) after a drawn-out recount battle that stretched into 2009.

"He maintains close ties with former congressional colleagues as well as foreign dignitaries, businessmen, and ambassadors. Our clients with international business interests, particularly in Israel, China, and Latin America, will appreciate Senator Coleman’s perceptive understanding of the geopolitics of those regions," said Warren Gorrell, the firm's co-CEO, in a statement.

Coleman has a law degree from the University of Iowa College of Law.

"This practice is uniquely positioned in the global legal market place with world-class lawyers throughout the world’s business and financial centers practicing in areas where business and government intersect. I look forward to working with my new colleagues spanning the globe," Coleman said.