Former Rep. Rick Boucher of Abingdon has joined Sidley Austin’s Washington office to lead the firm’s new government strategies practice group.
The Democrat represented southwest Virginia’s 9th District in Congress for 28 years. He was defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith last November.
Boucher said he’ll keep his Congressional travel pattern, with workweeks in Washington and weekends at home in Abingdon.
By Peter Vieth