Former Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs Candida Wolff has joined Hogan & Hartson’s Washington office as a partner in the firm’s legislative practice group.
Wolff, who left her position as President George W. Bush’s liaison to Congress in December, had been responsible for implementing Bush’s agenda in Congress and advising him, senior White House staff, and other administration officials on legislative strategy for a range of economic, domestic policy, international, and national security issues. She started with Hogan & Hartson on April 1 after taking three months to weigh her options.
Wolff, who prior to joining the White House in 2005 had been a partner at with Washington Council Ernst & Young, says her decision to move from government into the private sector came because she was “getting burnt out.”
“Legislative jobs are pretty rough,” she says. “I felt it was time to get someone in who could sprint to the finish, and I was not sure I could sprint much more.”
by Jeff Jeffrey