Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has added former Rep. Ron Klink (D-Pa.) and lobbyist Mick Nardelli to its government relations practice in Washington.
Klink, who joins the firm as a senior policy adviser, served in the House from 1993 to 2001, when he left his seat to make an unsuccessful bid for Sen. Rick Santorum’s seat in the Senate.
Since leaving Congress in 2001, he has led Ron Klink and Associates, a small lobby shop where both he and Nardelli lobbied on behalf of the Nationwide Network of Digital Schools, Security First Corp., and Anzenna Inc. among others.
While in Congress, Klink served on the House Financial Services, Education and Workforce, Small Business, and Commerce committees.
Nardelli joins the firm as a policy adviser. Previously, he was vice president of federal affairs at Ron Klink and Associates and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Washington office as well as the general management of federal affairs for the company's clients.
In a statement, Ed Poliakoff, who heads Nelson Mullins government relations practice says, "They are exceptional advocates and maintain trusted relationships with members of both the United States House and Senate, as well as the various federal agencies. Congressman Klink and Mick Nardelli are well-known and respected on Capitol Hill because of their effectiveness in and knowledge of the federal legislative process."