Chris Dodd joins D.C. law firm

BY Gregory Seay

Christopher J. Dodd
Former Connecticut U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has joined a Washington D.C. law firm specializing in regulatory law as senior counsel.

Dodd, 73, joined Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer after leaving last year after six years as chairman of the Motion Pictures Association of America, a Los Angeles lobby for Hollywood's major studios. He was replaced by Charles Rivlin, a former Obama administration official.

At Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Dodd will serve as a strategic advisor-counselor to clients in financial services, media and entertainment, intellectual property and data privacy, telecommunications, healthcare, national security, trade, sovereigns, among others, said Arnold & Porter Chair Richard M. Alexander. Arnold & Porter and ex-New York City law firm Kaye Scholer merged in 2017.

After three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dodd won in 1980 his first of five terms as a U.S. senator. Dodd also launched in 2006 an unsuccessful presidential bid.