A Republican senior counsel on the House Financial Services Committee has left Capitol Hill for the Washington office of Sidley Austin.
Michael Borden, who started at the House Financial Services Committee in 2007, said on Monday he joined Sidley as a counsel in its government strategies group. Borden said he came to the firm in search of a challenge.
"Sidley felt like a perfect opportunity," he said.
"Michael has been a trusted and valued adviser to both experienced and new House Members, and a mentor to countless members of our staff," Representative Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said in September 13 remarks published in the Congressional Record. "His sound advice, counsel and acerbic sense of humor will be sorely missed."
Borden said working as a congressional staffer was the "best experience" of his life. "Leaving the Hill was a tough decision," he said.