Pam Bondi rejoins Trump-connected lobbying firm

Pam Bondi rejoins Trump-connected lobbying firm
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Pam Bondi, a former senior adviser on President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE’s impeachment defense team, has rejoined the lobbying firm Ballard Partners.

Bondi first joined the firm in January 2019 as chairwoman of the practice before leaving in November to work for Trump. The firm’s founder, Florida lobbyist Brian Ballard, is former chairman of Trump Victory, the president's 2016 big-dollar fundraising committee. 

“All of us at Ballard Partners are proud of Pam’s recent public service in the Administration, and are very pleased that Pam is rejoining our firm. Pam’s experiences as a lawyer are unparalleled, and our clients will find her to be a world-class advocate on their behalf in Washington,” Ballard said in a statement Thursday.

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Ballard opened the lobbying shop in Washington after the 2016 election and has become a formidable presence on K Street.

The firm closed out 2019 with $18.9 million in revenue, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, up from nearly $9.8 million in 2017. Among its more than 100 clients are companies and groups including Amazon, Boeing, General Motors, H&R Block, Major League Baseball, MGM Resorts and SoftBank.

“The firm’s growth in the past three years has been exceptional, and I look forward to helping Brian and the firm’s partners continue to build an outstanding and effective bipartisan firm,” Bondi said in a statement.

Bondi was Florida's attorney general from 2011 to 2019 and before that spent more than 18 years as a prosecutor.