By The News Service of Florida
After leaving office this month, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is joining the Ballard Partners lobbying firm.
Bondi, who was term-limited after eight years as attorney general, will lead a national regulatory-compliance practice aimed at Fortune 500 companies, a release from Ballard Partners said. Bondi was long rumored in Tallahassee to be heading to a gig with Fox News.
“I am thrilled to be working w Brian Ballard and his brilliant team!” Bondi tweeted Tuesday.
Brian Ballard, a lobbyist whose firm’s offices stretch from Tallahassee to Washington, has close ties to Gov. Ron DeSantis — Ballard and his wife, Kathryn Ballard, chaired the governor’s inaugural ceremonies — and President Donald Trump.
The new role for Bondi continues some of the areas she focused on while in office. “With her unique perspective, experience and stellar reputation, there is no one better to launch and lead our firm’s national Corporate Regulatory Compliance practice,” Ballard said.