Updated at 5:15 p.m.
Patton Boggs has picked up a former Commodity Futures Trading Commission member, who spent a stint as the agency's acting chairman, the firm announced Tuesday.
Michael Dunn, who led the CFTC from January 2009 to May 2009, joined Patton after serving as a commissioner at the agency from November 2004 to October 2011. He is a senior policy adviser in the firm's financial services and products practice, as well as its energy and natural resources group.
Dunn said Patton's work on regulatory and compliance processes appealed to him.
"The firm is the ideal environment for me to use the legislative and regulatory experience I have gathered over the years," Dunn said in a written statement. "I am delighted to assist the firm in providing our clients a complete and comprehensive public policy advocacy approach."
Before Dunn joined the CFTC, he was the director of the Farm Credit Administration Office of Policy and Analysis and an FCA board member. He also led marketing and regulatory programs, rural economic and community development and the Farmers Home Administration at the U.S. Agriculture Department.
“Michael Dunn adds a wealth of first-hand regulatory knowledge and experience to our existing advisory capabilities” related to agriculture, commodities, energy and financial products, Patton Managing Partner Edward Newberry said in a statement.