Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is heading to Washington to take a new post with a leading lobbying and consulting firm.
Ballard Partners announced Tuesday the well-known Republican politician will head the firm’s new regulatory compliance office. The firm is headed by Brian Ballard, who has close ties to President Donald Trump.
“Pam Bondi has been one of Florida’s most accomplished attorneys general and has earned a reputation among her colleagues as one of the toughest law enforcement officials in the country,” said Ballard, the firm’s president and founder.
He said Bondi will assist large companies in implementing policies dealing with various issues such as data privacy and opioid abuse.
“With her unique perspective, experience and stellar reputation, there is no one better to launch and lead our firm’s national Corporate Regulatory Compliance practice,” he added.
Bondi, a Tampa Republican, left office earlier this month after serving two terms as Attorney General.
“Serving the residents of the state of Florida for eight years was a privilege and the honor of a lifetime. With my public service now concluded, I am thrilled to join Brian and the brilliant team at Ballard Partners,” Bondi said in a statement.
Last November, President Trump said he wanted Bondi to join his administration. During her time in office, Bondi was a frequent guest on Fox News, which stoked speculation she would start a television career.