PHOENIX, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Arizona Congressman Ben Quayle has joined Clark Hill PLC's Phoenix and Washington DC offices, as a Senior Director in the firm's Government and Public Affairs Group, Clark Hill Government and Public Affairs Practice Group Leader Charlie Spies announced today. Quayle was previously a member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Arizona's third Congressional District. Quayle joins as part of the firm's commitment to growing their national Government and Public Affairs group.
"Ben has a great vantage point as a business owner, public servant and attorney," Spies said. "His experience, commitment to public service, and understanding of how politics and the governmental regulatory process impact entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes are a huge asset to our team."
While in Congress, Quayle was a member of the Committee on the Judiciary, and Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property. He also served on the Committee on Homeland Security, and the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. During his tenure, Quayle quickly gained the respect of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He was instrumental in passing patent reform during the last Congress. In addition, he focused on regulatory reform that would make American companies more competitive in the global marketplace.
"I am excited to join the Clark Hill team," Quayle said. "Clark Hill's entrepreneurial spirit, commitment to its clients and its growth opportunities in Arizona and Washington, DC made this a natural fit. I look forward to working with clients on complex issues that will help them grow their businesses."
"Ben's ties to Arizona and experience in Washington DC, as well as deep understanding of Western issues, will add tremendous value to our Arizona clients," said Darrell Davis, managing member of Clark Hill Phoenix. "We're thrilled to have Ben as part of our diverse team and look forward to his experience adding value to our client base."
Prior to serving in Congress, Quayle was Principal and Founder of Tynwald Capital in Scottsdale. He focused on real estate transactions, franchising opportunities and portfolio management. He also previously worked as an associate attorney at Snell & Wilmer in Phoenix and Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York, and Gray, Cary Ware & Freidenrich LLP in San Diego.
Quayle earned his B.A. from Duke University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
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