Patton Boggs has signed up the founder of the lobby shop at Netflix Inc. for its technology and communications practice, the law firm announced on Wednesday.
Michael Drobac, who opened Netflix's Washington office in 2010 and was its first director, joined the law firm as a senior policy adviser. Drobac, a lawyer, came to Patton after assisting with the creation of a yet-to-be-launched website that is intended to connect individuals with health resources in their communities. He started working on the website in January, following his departure from Netflix.
Drobac said Patton presented him with a "wonderful opportunity," which the lobbyist said he couldn't pass up.
Before joining Netflix, Drobac was a lobbyist at Expedia Inc., the Online Publishers Association and IAC/InterActiveCorp, which has brands that include Ask.com and Match.com. He also spent time on Capitol Hill, working for Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, Norm Coleman of Minnesota and Gordon Smith of Oregon.