Akin Gump hires former Sen. Sununu

Former Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.) has joined D.C. law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as an adjunct senior policy adviser, the firm announced Wednesday.

Sununu will advise clients “on a wide range of public policy, strategic, and regulatory issues,” the company said in a release. He will work for the international law firm’s bipartisan policy practice.


“Today, it’s more important than ever for firms to understand the business and economic impact of changes in the regulatory environment,” Sununu said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Akin Gump’s bipartisan team to help clients assess those impacts, and respond effectively.”

Sununu served three terms in the House of Representatives before winning election to the Senate in 2002 for one term. He lost his re-election bid in 2008 to now-Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSunday shows - Recession fears dominate Lewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel MORE (D-N.H.).

The release touts Sununu’s membership on several panels, including the Senate Finance, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Banking, Foreign Relations and Commerce committees.

Sununu also served as vice chairman of the Budget Committee and was a member of a congressional oversight group for the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. He traveled to Lebanon in 2009 to help oversee that country’s parliamentary elections.