Former Congressman Mike Castle joins law firm

Four months after his long political career came to an end, former Delaware Congressman Mike Castle has joined a law firm’s government affairs team. 

The DLA Piper firm says Castle is joining the company as a partner, and will divide his time among its offices in Wilmington, New York and Washington.

The former Republican US Representative and Governor lost in last September’s Senate primary to tea party-endorsed candidate Christine O’Donnell.  Castle left office in January.  He served nine terms in the US House and two terms as Governor, and was seeking the Senate seat previously held by Vice President Joe Biden.

In a statement released by DLA Piper, Castle says “DLA Piper’s Government Affairs Practice is known as an insightful and successful advocate before legislative, regulatory and executive branch decision-makers.”  He says he was attracted to the firm’s “unique international footprint, wide ranging domestic and international legal experience,and its new Delaware presence, comprised of leading practitioners in the four areas for which Delaware is renowned:  corporate transactions, corporate litigation, business reorganizations, and intellectual property litigation.”

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DLA Piper established a Delaware office last month with a group of ten lawyers.

DLA Piper Government Affairs Co-chair Thomas M. Boyd says of Castle:  “his reputation for integrity and substance is well known by anyone who has worked with him, whether in the corporate suites on Wall Street, the public policy corridors of Washington DC, or the technology sectors on the west coast.”

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