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Former senator Joe Donnelly gets new D.C. job at lobbying/law firm

Posted: 3:32 PM, Mar 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-13 20:25:26-04
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INDIANAPOLIS — Former Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, has a new job.

Donnelly, who served as a senator from Indiana from 2012-18, has joined Akin Gump, one of the largest law and lobbying firms in the country.

Donnelly will be a partner in its public law and policy practice in Washington, D.C. He will “advise clients in the financial services, defense and health care industries, among others, on a host of policy matters,” according to a release.

He spent one term as senator, and three as a US Representative from Indiana before that.

Donnelly will also remain in his current position as an adjunct professor at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

“Akin Gump maintains a reputation of hosting a preeminent public policy practice and is home to a fantastic and deep bipartisan team, and joining the firm was an easy decision for me,” Donnelly said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my many new colleagues and putting my legislative skills to work on behalf of many of Akin Gump’s clients.”