WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hogan Lovells US LLP announced today that former United States Senator Norm Coleman has joined the firm as a Senior Government Advisor in its Washington, D.C. office. Senator Coleman represented Minnesota from 2003 – 2009. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Senator Coleman was the mayor of St. Paul, MN from 1994 – 2002.
"Senator Coleman's career, spanning decades of service in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, then as the chief executive of one of the state's largest cities, and later as a U.S. Senator, has given him invaluable insights from all angles of the practice and crafting of law that affect businesses and governments alike," said Warren Gorrell, Co-CEO of Hogan Lovells. "He maintains close ties with former congressional colleagues as well as foreign dignitaries, businessmen, and ambassadors. Our clients with international business interests, particularly in Israel, China, and Latin America, will appreciate Senator Coleman's perceptive understanding of the geopolitics of those regions."
"Senator Coleman served on the Foreign Relations Committee, the Agriculture Committee, and as Chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations while he was in the Senate. He also developed major public-private partnerships while he was mayor of St. Paul, including the return to Minnesota of a National Hockey League presence," said Mike House, Director of Hogan Lovells' Legislative group. "With this breadth of experience and contacts, Senator Coleman will offer our clients and our lawyers expansive knowledge of international, energy, enforcement, and public-private issues."
At Hogan Lovells, Senator Coleman will counsel clients on a wide range of regulatory and government affairs issues.
"I am delighted to be joining Hogan Lovells," said Senator Coleman. "This practice is uniquely positioned in the global legal market place with world-class lawyers throughout the world's business and financial centers practicing in areas where business and government intersect. I look forward to working with my new colleagues spanning the globe."
About Senator Coleman
In addition to serving a combined 14 years in public office as a U.S. Senator and as mayor of St. Paul, MN, Senator Coleman spent 17 years in the Minnesota Attorney General's office from 1976 – 1993. While he served in the state's Attorney General's office, Senator Coleman served as both the highest-ranking civil and criminal lawyer in the Office as Solicitor General and Chief Prosecutor, respectively. During his six years in the U.S. Senate, Senator Coleman served on the Foreign Relations Committee and was Chair of the Western Hemisphere subcommittee and ranking member of the Near East subcommittee for two years. His experience in the U.S. Senate also expanded to agriculture where he served on the Agriculture Committee and chaired the renewable fuel caucus in the Senate.
Senator Coleman received his J.D. with high honors from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1976, and he earned his B.A. from Hofstra University in 1971.
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