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Former Sen. Jon Kyl joins Covington & Burling's public policy practice


Formerly the second highest-ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate, Jon Kyl will not be taking it easy in his retirement.

After 26 years in Congress, he is now a senior advisor in the Washington, D.C., office of Covington & Burling, where he will work to help the firm expand its global public policy and government affairs practice, his new firm announced Wednesday in a press release.

And that’s not all, Politico points out: Kyl said his Covington job will be his main focus, but he also expects involvement with Arizona State University and the American Enterprise Institute.

An Arizona Republic article published when Kyl’s career as a lawmaker ended in December notes that he was a practicing attorney with water law expertise before he became a lawmaker and argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court during his earlier legal career.

The Phoenix Business Journal, the Capitol Business Blog of the Washington Post (reg. req.) and the Wall Street Journal Law Blog (sub. req.) also have stories.

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