Former Rep. Ed Perlmutter takes lobbying job with Holland & Knight

After 16 years representing Colorado’s 7th Congressional District in Washington, former Democratic Rep. Ed Perlmutter is joining Holland & Knight as a partner in its public policy and regulation group.

Holland & Knight bills itself as one of the top 10 federal lobbying and law firms in Washington, D.C. The division Perlmutter is joining has more than 100 lawyers and other professionals who engage in federal, state, and local government affairs and regulatory counseling.

“I’m excited to build new Colorado opportunities while remaining close to Capitol Hill and look forward to assisting our clients by leveraging the knowledge I’ve gained and the relationships I continue to nurture in both government and in business,” Perlmutter said in a statement.

Perlmutter served on four House committees during his final term in Congress, including the Financial Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Before serving in Congress, he spent eight years in the Colorado Senate.

Perlmutter announced a year ago that he would step down from his Jefferson County-centered congressional seat in January 2023. Former State Sen. Brittany Pettersen, a Democrat from Lakewood, was elected in November to represent the district.

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