Thorn Pozen, the former special counsel in the D.C. attorney general’s office, has joined Washington’s Stinson Morrison Hecker as a partner in the firm’s government solutions practice group.
Pozen (pictured left) had been with the attorney general's office since 2007, and also served as the city's chief ethics lawyer and FOIA officer. From 2005 to 2007, Pozen was chief of staff and counsel to then-councilman Adrian Fenty, who was elected mayor in 2007 but lost a bid for re-election in the fall.
Pozen, in a telephone interview this afternoon, said he started thinking about making the jump to the private sector following the election, but added that he also considered staying under the new administration.
"After the new administration came in, I really enjoyed working with them...that made my decision to leave much harder," Pozen said.
In a written statement, Ariel Waldman, senior counsel to the city's attorney general, said Pozen "is a valued counselor and he will be missed."
"The Acting Attorney General and the entire OAG are grateful for the substantial contributions Thorn Pozen made to this office and to the District of Columbia government in his years of service," Waldman said.