Jeff Denham
Jeff Denham

Former California Congressman Jeff Denham, who was a member of the Republican leadership team, has joined Dentons as a senior policy director.

In the House, Denham focused on transportation, infrastructure, agricultural, natural resources and energy issues. He also served as deputy Whip for the House Republican Conference.

Eric Tanenblatt, Dentons global chair of public policy and regulation, noted that Republicans plan to launch a series of aggressive government investigations now that they are in charge of Congress.

He said the addition of Denham “will further our firm’s ability to assist our clients on any legislative, regulatory or investigative matters, regardless of which party controls the House, Senate or White House.”

Denham will work alongside ex-New York City Congressman Joe Crowley, who was a member of the Democratic leadership team.

He joined Dentons last year as a senior policy director and is a friend of Denham.