Updated at 3:42 p.m.
Former Representative Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) has landed at Faegre Baker Daniels' lobbying shop in Washington after leaving Congress in January, the firm announced on Tuesday.
Bono Mack, who lost her reelection bid in November, joined FaegreBD Consulting as a senior vice president, focusing on entertainment, media and technology matters. A former member of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary, Armed Services and Energy and Commerce committees, she was first elected to Congress by a special election in 1998 following the death of her husband, entertainer Sonny Bono, who previously held the seat. She is currently married to former Representative Connie Mack IV (R-Fla.)
Bono Mack said she is "very excited" to join the firm.
Under federal law, she won't be able to traverse Capitol Hill as a lobbyist until January 2014. Bono Mack said for now she will "see how she can be helpful," providing consulting and advising services. The firm notes in a news release that her work will include helping clients "develop thoughtful policies that grow the Internet economy and maximize broadband networks throughout the U.S."
"There's a little more to do than worrying about going before Congress," she said.
FaegreBD, which didn't make The National Law Journal's Influence 50 list of the highest-grossing lobbying practices in 2012, received $3.5 million for it's lobbying efforts last year, according to congressional records. The 44-member government affairs shop's two highest-paying lobbying clients in 2012 were coal company Murray Energy Corp. and the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance. FaegreBD last year received $380,000 from Murray Energy and $360,000 from the Alliance.