Slattery (D-Kan.) left Wiley Rein in March 2008 for an ill-fated run at the Senate seat held by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.). After the election, Slattery took some time off before rejoining his old firm a couple of weeks ago to head its 20-member public policy group.
“It’s a very interesting time to be working in Washington in the public policy arena,” Slattery says. “The federal government is dealing with huge problems, the likes of which we haven’t seen in many years.”
Slattery says he will be lobbying for clients on issues related to health care, energy, the financial crisis. Slattery has not registered as a lobbyist for anyone since rejoining Wiley Rein. But according to the Senate lobbying disclosure database, he has previously represented Nucor Corp., a steel manufacturer; Iridium Satellite, which produces satellite communications equipment; and Verizon Wireless.
Slattery represented Kansas' 2nd Congressional District in the House from 1983 to 1995 and served on the Energy and Commerce Committee before joining Wiley Rein.
“We are delighted to welcome our long-time colleague, Jim Slattery, home to Wiley Rein,” said firm managing partner Richard Wiley in a statement. “His first-rate knowledge of the legislative process, and the trusted relationships that he enjoys throughout Washington, D.C., make Jim a valued adviser to our clients.”