Less than four months after former Representative Mary Bono (R-Calif.) joined Faegre Baker Daniels' lobbying shop in Washington, she's heading to California to help start an office in Silicon Valley.
A senior vice president at FaegreBD Consulting, Bono focuses on entertainment, media and technology matters. She will split her time between the Washington and Palo Alto offices.
The new office will specialize in intellectual property issues concerning information technology. In addition to Bono, the office will include Faegre IP partners Calvin Litsey and David Gross, who are relocating from the firm's Minneapolis outpost. Litsey, a former head of the firm's IP practice, will lead the office.
"We have been privileged to work with a number of clients with operations in California for several years," Humphrey said. "Establishing an office in Silicon Valley will allow us to serve them even better."
Bono, who lost her re-election bid in November, 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 added Mack to her name in 2007 following her marriage to former Representative Connie Mack IV (R-Fla.) But Bono dropped it after she and Mack told the Tampa Bay Times last month that they are divorcing.