John Boehner Gets A New Gig As Adviser To DC Lobbying Shop

Former House Speaker John Boehner is joining Squire Patton Boggs’s public-policy practice as a strategic adviser, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The firm told the paper that Boehner, who resigned as House speaker a year ago, will work on global business development in both Washington, D.C. and Cincinnatti, Ohio.

“Our mission is to provide insight for clients throughout the world at the point where law, business and government meet,” Steve Mahon, Squire Patton Boggs’ global managing partner, said in a statement. “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 will hardly be alone at the practice, as several of his longtime aides are joining the firm or already work there.

“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,” Boehner said in a statement. “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.”

Squire Patton Boggs didn’t disclose his pay to the Journal.

Noted “heavy smoker” Boehner will be busy, as he also joined the board of Reynolds American Inc., the tobacco company, last week.

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