Former US Rep. Michael Capuano lands new job at law firm

BOSTON (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano has landed a new job.

The law firm Foley & Lardner LLP announced Friday that the Democrat has joined the firm as a public affairs director and will be splitting his time between the firm’s Boston and Washington offices.

Capuano will join Foley’s team of former members of Congress, which includes public affairs directors Dennis Cardoza and Scott Klug, both previously members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Scott Klug, co-chair of Foley’s Federal Public Affairs Practice, said in a statement Capuano will be a “valued and trusted advisor for our government solutions clients spanning all regions and industries.”

The longtime lawmaker lost a re-election bid to fellow Democrat Ayanna Pressley last year. Pressley is Massachusetts’ first black woman elected to the U.S. House.

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