Greenberg Traurig recruits former US Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen

Greenberg Traurig has recruited Rodney Frelinghuysen, the former US Congressman from New Jersey, as a senior director in its government law & policy practice.

Posted Monday, February 24th 2020
Greenberg Traurig recruits former US Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen

Rodney Frelinghuysen

Frelinghuysen will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.


Frelinghuysen served in the US House of Representatives from 1995 to 2019, and was chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.


Prior to his career at the federal level, Frelinghuysen served in the New Jersey General Assembly and as a Morris County Freeholder.


At Greenberg Traurig, Frelinghuysen will advise clients on public policy issues, such as defense, health care, public transportation infrastructure including port operations, and higher education.


A Greenberg Traurig statement said: “In Congress, Frelinghuysen was known for being a strong advocate for rebuilding the nation’s military, and for his support of public transportation and major infrastructure projects in New Jersey and the New York City area, disaster assistance in the wake of 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy, higher education, hospitals, the environment, and increased veterans’ benefits.”


Frelinghuysen said: “I am excited to join such a respected and formidable team with deep roots in New York and New Jersey, as well as in Washington, D.C., with a highly effective bipartisan approach. I look forward to contributing to their efforts and working with a broad range of clients on Capitol Hill. I also look forward to continuing to advocate for defense, pharmaceutical, life sciences, financial services, and others in New Jersey and around the country.”


Ernest L. Greer, co-president of Greenberg Traurig, said: “Chairman Frelinghuysen has been an effective and well-respected leader at all levels of government, and his experience and reputation make him an excellent fit for our team, which operates in Washington and in the largest state capitals around the countryAdding him to our federal practice offers another layer of quality and excellence in key areas important to the marketplace. His experience and passion for making a difference on Capitol Hill are the cornerstones of his success and in turn will serve our clients well.”


In a joint statement, Robert C. Jones and Robert Mangas, co-chairs of the firm’s Washington, D.C. federal government law & policy practice, said: “From his service to our country in Vietnam through his days as a public servant at the highest levels, Chairman Frelinghuysen has always conducted himself with the utmost integrity and has had great success. He has been a fierce advocate for his district, but has also found ways to reach across the aisle on complex issues. He is highly regarded by many current policy makers in both the legislative and executive branches.” 


Greenberg Traurig has approximately 2200 attorneys in 41 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.


The firm’s annual revenue was €1.6 billion in 2018.