August 09, 2017
Former U.S. Representative J. Randy Forbes has joined the Government Law & Policy Practice’s Federal team in the Washington, D.C. office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a Senior Director.
“Randy is universally respected across both sides of the aisle and various branches of government, particularly in the areas of national security, defense, foreign affairs, and technology. His collaborative, bipartisan style is reflective of our Federal Government Law & Policy team’s approach to client service. We know that from a wide range of groups and organizations – including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the NAACP, the National Taxpayers Union, and the American Farm Bureau Federation – which have recognized his work in Congress as focused on independent results, problem solving, and on bipartisan solutions,” said Shareholder Andrew Zausner, Chair of the firm’s Washington, D.C. Government Law & Policy Practice, and practice Senior Director Diane J. Blagman, jointly.
Forbes, who was one of the most published members of Congress, served as the U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 4th District from 2001 to 2017. He was a member of the Virginia Senate from 1998 to 2001 and began his political career in the Virginia House of Delegates, serving from 1990 to 1998. Forbes also served as Republican Party chairman for Virginia from 1996 to 2001.
“Randy will be a key player on the Washington-D.C.-based team that represents major corporations and governmental entities before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch on a daily basis. Randy not only has the experience, but the bi-partisan respect and relationships in government and the private sector that are so important in addressing issues that may affect our clients,” said Laura Metcoff Klaus and Robert Mangas, who serve as Co-Managing Shareholders of the firm’s…