Roll Call: Latest News on Capitol Hill, Congress, Politics and Elections
July 30, 2014

Bass Goes Pro at Greenberg Traurig Shop | Downtown Moves

Former Rep. Charles Bass, the moderate New Hampshire Republican who’s done a couple of stints in Congress, has joined Greenberg Traurig as a senior director in its Washington, D.C., government law and policy practice.

bass002 111910 445x295 Bass Goes Pro at Greenberg Traurig Shop | Downtown Moves

(Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Bass was first elected in the 1994 Republican wave, beating then-Rep. Dick Swett, a Democrat. He lost in 2006 to Democratic challenger Paul Hodes, then was re-elected in 2010 to an open seat after Hodes ran for Senate. Bass defeated Democrat Ann McLane Kuster in that contest, but lost to her in a 2012 rematch. Bass comes from a political family. His grandfather was governor and his father was a House member. Bass’s political résumé also includes a decade as a New Hampshire state legislator.

Greenberg Traurig received unwelcome publicity when superlobbyist Jack Abramoff worked there, distancing itself from Abramoff as federal authorities closed in on him. But it’s a prominent D.C. firm that is respected, and the well-regarded Bass will likely fit in there.

Here’s hoping he doesn’t fall into any of the malaise that befell the titular character of Noah Baumbach’s film “Greenberg.”

Comments (0)

No comments just yet.

Sign In

Forgot password?

Or

Subscribe

Receive daily coverage of the people, politics and personality of Capitol Hill.

Subscription | Free Trial

Logging you in. One moment, please...