26 October 2017 at 09:30 BST

Reince Priebus takes up job at Milwaukee law firm

The ex-White House chief of staff has returned to his former law firm Michael Best & Friedrich.

Andrea Izzotti

Reince Priebus is rejoining Milwaukee law firm Michael Best & Friedrich. He will become president of its Washington DC office as well as becoming chairman of the advisory board for Michael Best Strategies. He was previously a litigation partner at Michael Best prior to his move into politics in 2011. Law firm managing David Krutz said of the appointment: 'After serving the American people under the Trump Administration as Chief of Staff, Reince will bring his wealth of knowledge and unique understanding of Federal, State, and Local issues to advise and counsel the firm and its clients.'


Commenting on his appointment, Mr Priebus said: 'Michael Best is where my career began, and I’m excited to rejoin the firm in a full-time capacity to lead its growth. In the past few years, the firm’s leadership has taken an impressive, forward-looking approach. I’m looking forward to this homecoming and applying what I’ve learned inside the Beltway to help Michael Best achieve even greater heights.'

Significant impact

'I’ve long been proud to call Reince a friend, and I’m happy to once again call him a colleague here at Michael Best. His admirable service in Washington is a testament to his strong work ethic, outstanding judgment, and commitment to the American people,” said firm managing partner, David Krutz. “I’m confident Reince will make a significant impact on Michael Best’s growth and long term trajectory.'


During his previous tenure with Michael Best, Mr Priebus became a partner in 2006 in the firm’s litigation and corporate practice groups, while also serving as co-chair of the firm’s government and public policy team. After he became RNC chair in 2011, Priebus took a leave of absence to focus on politics until 1 January  when he assumed the role of White House Chief of Staff. Mr Priebus told Politico  he would advise clients on how to work alongside Trump but would not register himself as a lobbyist or take work for foreign governments.


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