Former US House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is joining Squire Patton Boggs, the firm's chairman and global CEO Mark Ruehlmann announced today.
“Squire Patton Boggs has one of most established and well-recognized public policy practices in the world, integrating legal counsel with regulatory insight, government relations and strategic advocacy,” Ruehlmann said. “With Speaker Boehner joining our team, we're better positioned than ever to grow our brand throughout the world and to fully capitalize on our integrated global platform.”
“Our mission is to provide insight for clients throughout the world at the point where law, business and government meet,” said Steve Mahon, Squire Patton Boggs' global managing partner. “With his reputation and combined experience in both business and government, there are few people better equipped than Speaker Boehner to help us take things to the next level and bring our services to clients around the world.”
Boehner, a former small businessman now returning to his private sector roots, will not lobby in his new role with Squire Patton Boggs. Instead, he will serve as a strategic advisor to clients in the US and abroad, and will focus on global business development.
“I left the private sector and got into public service decades ago because I wanted to help remove government barriers to economic growth and job creation, and that’s still the mission that drives me,” said Boehner. “My role with Squire Patton Boggs will give me the opportunity to engage with leaders in business and government throughout the world and help them work through the challenges they face, as part of a world-class team.”
Longtime Boehner aides John Criscuolo and Amy Lozupone will also be joining the firm with the former Speaker, joining a team at Squire Patton Boggs that includes former Boehner deputy chief of staff Dave Schnittger and policy advisor Natasha Hammond.
Squire Patton Boggs’ multidisciplinary team includes more than 1,500 lawyers in 46 offices in 21 countries on five continents, providing unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and connections.