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Capitol Briefs: Lacy Clay joins Pillsbury international law firm

Former U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay has joined Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, a prestigious international law firm, in Washington, D.C. 

Clay, 64, represented Missouri’s 1st congressional district for 20 years before he was unseated by progressive Congresswoman Cori Bush in the primary election last year. He’s joining Pillsbury’s Washington, D.C., office as a senior policy advisor. 

“My service to Missouri’s 1st congressional district was the honor of my life, and I look forward to working on many of the same pressing issues on behalf of Pillsbury clients,” Clay said. “The global policy and regulatory landscapes are changing rapidly, and Pillsbury is leading the way in helping businesses navigate that evolution.” 

“I hope my experience and bipartisan relationships will further enhance the firm’s standing with key leaders in the Hosue and the Congressional Tri-Caucuses,” he said. 

  • Clay’s longtime chief of staff Yvette Cravins is also joining Pillsbury as senior counsel. She is a former assistant attorney general in Louisiana and is the former counsel on the House Oversight & Reform Committee. 
  • Pillsbury Chairman Dave Dekker praised the two new additions, saying they will give “clients new perspectives and strengthens our policy team’s ability to help clients solve the thorniest legislative, administrative, and regulatory challenges.” 
  • Before joining Congress, Clay served in both chambers of the Missouri Legislature. 
  • Pillsbury focuses on technology, media, energy, financial, real estate, and construction, according to its website.