Burr joins DC law firm to lead health policy

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is joining national law firm DLA Piper to head up their health policy strategic consulting practice. The firm also engages in federal lobbying.  

Burr said he’s joining the firm because he didn’t want to be on the sidelines during one of the “most exciting” times to be in health care and life sciences. He’s bringing former aides to the firm as well to help clients navigate regulatory and legislative channels related to issues such as healthcare and drug development, he told Bloomberg News.