WASHINGTON – Former House Speaker John Boehner is joining a global law firm as a strategic advisor, the firm announced today.
WASHINGTON Former House Speaker John Boehner joins a global law firm as strategic advisor, the firm announced today.
Squire Patton Boggs, a law firm with 46 offices in 21 countries, will ask Boehner to advise clients in the United States and abroad, following a notice from the law firm.
The announcement comes less than a week after Reynolds American Inc., the country’s second-largest tobacco company, announced that West Chester Republican Boehner had joined its board of directors. 66-year-old Boehner, whose cigarette smoking habit was legendary while at the house, has often been spotted smoking Camel Ultra Lights that Reynolds owns.
While part of the firm’s portfolio includes lobbying, Boehner, who began his career in sales and is not a lawyer, will not lobby, according to the firm. The company did not disclose Boehner’s salary upon their release.
?? With Speaker Boehner joining our team, we are better positioned than ever to grow our brand worldwide and take full advantage of our integrated global platform. ?? said Squire Patton Boggs Chairman and Global CEO Mark Ruehlmann. He said the company was one of the most established and recognized public order practices in the world.
Boehner, meanwhile, said he hopes to continue his work to remove government barriers to economic growth and job creation.
?? My role at Squire Patton Boggs gives me the opportunity to work with business and government leaders around the world and help them overcome the challenges they face as part of a world-class team. ??
The firm of 1,500 attorneys has three main offices in Ohio: Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. The firm’s global leadership team is based in Cincinnati. Ruehlmann is the son of former Mayor of Cincinnati, Gene Ruehlmann. Boehner will often work in both DC and Cincinnati, but will also travel to the company’s other 44 offices around the world.
Boehner, who left the firm in October, will join the firm with longtime associates John Criscuolo and Amy Lozupone, former Boehner Deputy Chief of Staff Dave Schnittger, and policy advisor Natasha Hammond.
Boehner served in Congress from 1990 to October 2015, together with four years as a speaker.