LawFuel.com – One of the most prominent Texas politicians in recent years has joined Houston law firm Bracewell & Giuliani, starting a new life after the Senate.
The Houston Chronical reports that former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who retired from the Senate in January, is working out of its Dallas office as senior counsel. Bracewell & Giuliani employs 470 lawyers in Texas, New York, Washington, D.C., Connecticut, Seattle, Dubai and London.
“I’m really pleased,” Hutchison said in a phone interview, “and I am very pleased to start life after (the Senate).”
Hutchison, 69, made history in 1993 when she became the first woman to represent Texas in the Senate following her landslide special election runoff win over interim Sen. Bob Krueger. During her 19 years in the Senate, she served as the fourth-ranking Republican leader, a member of the Senate Banking Committee and the top Republican on the Senate Commerce, Space and Science Committee.
According to the law firm, Hutchison “will apply her years in public service to her new role consulting with clients, particularly those in the banking, energy, transportation and telecommunications sectors.”