Ex-Rep. Molinari Launches Federal Relations Group

Posted October 26, 2010 at 9:54pm

Former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.) has left the law firm Bracewell & Giuliani to start a lobbying and message-development business, she announced Tuesday.

Susan Molinari Strategies will also offer counseling on corporate social responsibility and corporate diversity initiatives. “Advocating for clients in this challenging environment oftentimes means understanding and incorporating the role of corporate diversity and social responsibility initiatives,” Molinari said in a statement.

She implied an amicable split with Bracewell & Giuliani, which she joined in September 2008 after working with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on his 2008 presidential campaign. “I’ve truly enjoyed working with the outstanding professionals at Bracewell and Giuliani and look forward to collaborating with them on important projects in the days ahead,” she said. She worked for the lobby shop the Washington Group for seven years before leaving for Bracewell & Giuliani.

Molinari won a special election in 1990 to capture the seat held by her father, GOP Rep. Guy Molinari, who resigned to become Staten Island borough president. She was re-elected four times, serving until her resignation in August 1997 to join CBS News.