PA-6: Rep. Jim Gerlach to Become Lobbyist

Jim-GerlachIn the (not so) grand tradition of the District of Columbia, Congressman Jim Gerlach is set to transition from Capitol Hill to the lobbying arm of a law firm.

Rep. Gerlach will join Venable LLP’s Legislative and Government Affairs Group. The office is in Washington D.C. and includes some notable government officials.

“Venable is one of the most respected names in Washington with an especially strong record of leadership in government affairs”, said Congressman Gerlach. “I have had the opportunity over the years to work with several Venable attorneys and advisors, especially Legislative Practice Group Co-Chairs, Will Nordwind and Rob Smith, and I look forward to working with them in the challenging legislative environment ahead.”

“We are very pleased to have Jim Gerlach join our Legislative and Government Affairs Practice Group”, said Brock Landry, Co-Chairman of the firm’s Government Division. “We are anxious to introduce him to our clients. He has been a highly respected legislator throughout his years of service and his knowledge and style fit perfectly with our Venable team. We anticipate enormous attention to both health care and tax policy in the next Congress, so Jim’s experience will be critically important.”

Gerlach served as the representative for Pennsylvania’s Sixth Congressional District from 2003 to 2015.

4 Responses

  1. If Gerlach ever did have running for Governor on his to-do list, signing on as a DC lobbyist effectively crossed it off.

  2. Congressman Gerlach served the 6th District extremely well for 12 years.

    He term limited himself and is moving on to another position.

    As 2018 approaches, I, for one, would like to see him run for Governor. He’d be terrific!

  3. So important that people in his district probably couldn’t pick him out of a police line-up?

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