Former Sen. Kay Hagan to work for Washington-based law firm

RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina is now working for a high-powered Washington law firm about a year after she left Capitol Hill as an elected official.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld announced Monday the Greensboro Democrat has become a senior policy consultant in its public law and policy practice. The firm says Hagan will focus on health and financial services advising. Hagan is an attorney who once worked at a predecessor of Bank of America.

Hagan defeated Sen. Elizabeth Dole in 2008 but lost to Republican Thom Tillis in 2014. In 2015, Hagan was a resident fellow at Harvard University’s political institute and decided against a 2016 run to challenge U.S. Sen. Richard Burr.

Hagan previously served in the North Carolina Senate for 10 years.

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