CLEVELAND -- Former 18-year Congressman Steve LaTourette will head a new subsidiary of McDonald Hopkins LLC, a business advisory and advocacy law firm with a more than 80-year history and offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami and West Palm Beach.
He will provide lobbying and government relations services in Washington, D.C.
The subsidiary will not be a branch office of the law firm but will operate as an ancillary business, owned by the law firm, and LaTourette will serve as President of the newly created McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies with offices overlooking Capitol Hill.
LaTourette will team with his wife, Jennifer LaTourette, a vice president at a major independent lobbying company for the past decade, who will serve as Vice President of McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies.
LaTourette, who represented Northeast Ohio's 14th Congressional District, is a fiscally conservative, moderate Republican who strove to take a bipartisan and regional approach to governing.
He is widely credited with leading the successful effort to save more than 1,100 jobs at Cleveland's Defense Finance and Accounting Service and in assisting auto dealers impacted by the bankruptcy and bailout of GM and Chrysler.
In addition, LaTourette has accepted a three-year term as president of the Republican Main Street Partnership, which is dedicated to supporting a pragmatic, fiscally conservative "governing majority" where political debate is encouraged to promote solutions to improve the lives of all Americans.
LaTourette was appointed to the prestigious House Appropriations Committee in 2009 and was the only member from Northeast Ohio. He also served on three subcommittees: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; and Legislative Branch.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, LaTourette served from 1989 to 1995 as the Lake County Prosecutor. In 1990, he was named Prosecuting Attorney of the Year in Ohio for his successful prosecution of 13 members of a murderous religious cult.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Cleveland Marshall College of Law.
Jennifer LaTourette earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College and her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center.