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September 6, 2019

Former Congressman Jim Moran Joins Nelson Mullins Government Relations Team in DC

WASHINGTON, DC – James P. “Jim” Moran, Jr. has joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, the firm announced today. He joins from McDermott Will & Emery, where he was a senior legislative advisor after serving more than two decades as a U.S. Congressman.  

Moran represented the communities of Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County, Va., where he was known for his bipartisan leadership. He served as chairman and ranking member of the subcommittees on the Interior and Environment and the Legislative Branch. He was a senior member on the Defense and Military Construction, the Foreign Operations, Labor, Health and Human Services subcommittees and served as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee for the House Democratic Leadership.

The Congressman was also a member of the Foreign Affairs, Banking, Housing and Finance, and Government Reform and Oversight committees during his 12 terms in Congress.

As chair of the Subcommittee on the Interior and Environment, Moran oversaw the budgets for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Forest Service, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities. As a senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, he oversaw all aspects of the defense budget, including weapons procurement, cybersecurity, personnel, and overseas contingency operations. He supported strongly improved pay and benefits for his colleagues when he led the Legislative Branch and was an advocate for the District of Columbia’s appropriations.

“We welcome Jim to our team and look forward to sharing his experience with our clients,” said Managing Partner Jim Lehman. “His experience at the state and federal levels will certainly enhance our services to clients in many areas.”

Moran also served as mayor for the City of Alexandria in addition to being a senior staffer to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with 25 offices in 11 states and Washington, D.C. For more information on the firm, go to

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