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Politics Ex-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox

20:40  04 may  2021
20:40  04 may  2021 Source:   thehill.com

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Former Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) has joined law and lobbying firm Arent Fox as counsel after losing his reelection bid in 2020.

a group of people standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Ex-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox © Greg Nash Ex-Sen. Doug Jones joins law and lobbying firm Arent Fox

Jones joined the firms' government relations, government enforcement and white collar groups. His former aide, Cissy Jackson, also joined the firm as counsel. Jackson previously served as counsel and national security adviser to Jones in the Senate.

The duo is expected to focus on national security, health care and financial services issues.

Jones served in the Senate from 2018 to 2021. He won a special election to replace former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who resigned from the Senate in 2017 to serve in the Trump administration. Jones lost his reelection to Republican Tommy Tuberville.

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Jones was nominated by President Clinton in 1997 to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama. He formed the Birmingham firm Jones & Hawley, PC in 2013.

Since leaving the Senate, Jones has worked as a political commentator for CNN and was a fellow at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service this spring. He was floated as a possible nominee for attorney general under President Biden.

Another former senator, Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), is at Arent Fox. Dorgan served in the Senate from 1992 to 2011 and has been a senior policy adviser at the firm since then.

"I'm so proud that Senator Doug Jones has chosen to join our firm," Dorgan said in a statement. "He and his colleague Cissy Jackson will be such a strong addition to our Government Relations practice and great advisors to our clients."

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