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.


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.