Former U.S. Senator John Sununu Joins Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) – Former U.S. Senator John E. Sununu (R-N.H.) has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, D.C., as an adjunct senior policy advisor.  Sen. Sununu will advise clients on a wide range of public policy, strategic and regulatory issues.

Smith W. Davis, co-leader of Akin Gump’s policy practice, said, “John’s wealth of insight into the legislative process – honed over the course of a decade in Congress – combined with his private-sector experience in the technology sector will serve our clients well.  Given the many opportunities he had, we could not be more pleased that he has chosen to join Akin Gump.” 

Sen. Sununu added, “Akin Gump’s bipartisan policy practice is not only one of the largest and most respected in Washington, but it is also situated in one of the premier law firms in the world.  Today, it’s more important than ever for firms to understand the business and economic impact of changes in the regulatory environment.  I look forward to working with Akin Gump’s bipartisan team to help clients assess those impacts and respond effectively.”

Elected as a Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996, John Sununu served for three terms.  He subsequently served in the Senate for six years, during which time he was the youngest member of that body. As a senator, he was a member of the Finance, Commerce, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Banking and Foreign Relations committees.  He was vice chairman of the Budget Committee and a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program from 2008 to 2009.   

Before entering public service, Sen. Sununu worked for emerging high-tech firms as an engineer, a strategy consultant and a chief financial officer.

Sen. Sununu has traveled extensively in the Middle East and Central Asia, leading delegations to monitor the Palestinian presidential elections in 2005 and the Lebanese parliamentary elections in June 2009.  He is a member of the Mid-East Working Group at the U.S. Institute for Peace.  He serves on the boards of Time Warner Cable, Boston Scientific and ConvergEx Group, LLC. 

Sen. Sununu received his B.S. and his M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987 and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1991.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 800 lawyers in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  The firm’s bipartisan policy practice numbers more than 50 lawyers and professionals with broad and deep experience in government policy and practice.  The group’s clients include corporations, government entities, Native American tribes, nonprofit organizations, coalitions and trade associations, and individuals.     

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