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Former U.S. Sen. Hagan joins DC lobbying firm as consultant

Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has joined Washington D.C. law and lobbying firm Akin Gump as a senior policy consultant.

In 2014, the Washington Post ranked Akin Gump the top lobbying firm in the Washington region, measured by number of lobbyists and lobbying revenue.

Hagan, a Democrat, is subject to a congressional lobbying ban that prevents her from lobbying for another year.

“Akin Gump is not only home to Washington’s preeminent public law and policy group, but also boasts top-tier teams in industries that are of great importance to me, including health care, banking and more,” Hagan said in a statement. “Coming here feels like a very natural fit, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with such an established and well-regarded team.”

Hagan, a former banker, served one U.S. Senate term. She was defeated in 2014 by Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis. She served five terms in the state Senate, and was one of the chamber’s top budget writers.

During her U.S. Senate term, Hagan was a member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, Armed Services, and Small Business & Entrepreneurship committees.

At Akin Gump, Hagan will advise clients across a broad spectrum of policy issues, with particular focus on the health and financial services sectors.