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Former Democratic Congressman/Senate Candidate Jim Slattery Returns to Wiley Rein

March 17, 2009

Wiley Rein LLP is pleased to announce that Jim Slattery, former six-term Democratic Congressman and recent candidate for the U.S. Senate, has returned to the firm to lead its Public Policy Group.  The group represents a wide-range of clients before the Administration, Congress and various regulatory bodies.

After leaving the House of Representatives, Mr. Slattery joined Wiley Rein as a partner in 1995 and left in 2008 to campaign for a Senate seat representing his home state of Kansas.  While ultimately unsuccessful, he received numerous endorsements, including The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star, which praised his “clear, forward-looking thinking.”

Firm Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley commented, “We are delighted to welcome our long-time colleague, Jim Slattery, home to Wiley Rein.  His first-rate knowledge of the legislative process, and the trusted relationships that he enjoys throughout Washington DC, make Jim a valued advisor to our clients.”

Mr. Slattery stated, “Whether it is health care, energy or the financial crisis, we are facing historic challenges.  There also are wonderful opportunities for those who want to play a constructive role in our nation’s public policy debate.  I can’t imagine a more exciting time to lead our talented Public Policy Group.” 

Jim Slattery can be reached at 202.719.7264 or