Scott Brown, who won the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts then lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, joined Nixon Peabody LLP as counsel in the law firm’s Boston office.
“During my time in politics, I never hesitated to reach across the aisle to work with members of any political party to secure a preferable outcome,” Brown said in a statement. “My approach is consistent with the way Nixon Peabody does business, and I believe we can be successful together.”
Brown, 53, became the first Republican elected to the Senate from Massachusetts since 1972 by winning an open Senate seat in a 2010 special election after Kennedy’s death. He lost to Warren by seven percentage points last year in an election for a full six-year term.
Brown’s business and governmental affairs practice at Nixon Peabody will focus on the financial services industry and commercial real estate matters, the firm said.
He joins other political and government officials at Nixon Peabody, including Tom Reynolds, a five-term U.S. congressman who leads the firm’s government relations practice.
“As we anticipate the future needs of our clients, we are always looking for innovative ways to add value. Scott’s personality and entrepreneurial spirit will build strong relationships, Andrew I. Glincher, the law firm’s managing partner, said in a statement.
Nixon Peabody has about 700 attorneys at 17 offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
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