By Alex Zank
A top lawyer for Senator John Cornyn (R-Tex.) is leaving Capitol Hill to join the lobbying firm McBee Strategic Consulting.
Cornyn announced during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this month that Matthew Johnson, who served as chief counsel, was leaving the Hill.
Johnson will serve as an executive vice president in the advocacy group of McBee. He intends to focus on judiciary, intellectual property and patent issues. In an interview, Johnson said joining McBee was “an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.” He described the firm as “an innovative forward thinking group.”