Former Rep. Castle joins law, lobby firm DLA Piper

Former Rep. Mike Castle (R-Del.) has joined a prominent law and lobby firm.

Castle has joined DLA Piper as a partner in its government affairs group.

"[Castle's] reputation for integrity and substance is well known by anyone who has worked with him, whether in the corporate suites on Wall Street, the public policy corridors of Washington, DC, or the technology sectors on the West Coast. He is highly regarded as an experienced, thoughtful and respected member who knows what he is talking about, and we welcome him to the DLA Piper team," said Thomas Boyd, co-chairman of the firm's government affairs group, in a statement.

Castle served nine terms in the House and also held several state government positions for Delaware, including governor. 

Castle lost to Christine O'Donnell in the Republican Senate primary.