Ehrlich lands job at Washington law firm
Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich will be joining the Washington, D.C., offices of King & Spalding, a mega-sized law firm with offices all over the globe.
Ehrlich, who was unsuccessful in his challenge last year of Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, said he will be doing government affairs work for the firm, which will include attracting new clients. He described the work as helping to "grow the business."
The former governor said that his close ties with the office's managing partner, J. Sedwick "Wick" Sollers, was a reason he decided to work for the firm. The two went to rival high schools in Baltimore (Ehrlich to Gilman and Sollers to St. Paul's). The two also attended Princeton together.
"I've known him since high school, that was one of the determining factors," Ehrlich said in an interview.
Long-time Ehrlich aide Greg Massoni will also work for the firm. He will be in the communications shop. Ehrlich said there could be additional announcements about other aides shortly.
It'll be Ehrlich's second stint a big-time firm. After he lost the gubernatorial race in 2006 he took a job with the Baltimore offices of Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice.
There he worked as a government affairs specialist and made nearly $800,000 a year.
Ehrlich said he and his wife are still considering doing another radio show, but his focus is now on national politics. He said he'll appear on FOX News this Friday and will be doing the cable talk show circuit. He's also working on a book.