James Moran
James Moran

Former Congressman James Moran has signed on to represent Ukraine’s Ministry of Strategic Industries, which formulates military-industrial policy and defense procurement for the embattled country.

The 79-year-old Virginia Democrat will provide government relations services and advocate before the US Congress, Administration and other political stakeholders with respect to the long-term security of Ukraine.

He is charged with furthering the Ministry’s interests before the defense and intelligence sectors, as well as federal agencies.

Moran stepped down from Congress in 2014 after 12 terms in office. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs, Appropriations, Banking, Government Reform and Oversight committees.

Moran Global Strategies’ one-year contract, effective Oct. 1, is worth $300K. It is funded by the Ukraine Freedom non-profit group.

The firm also represents Qatar’s DC embassy. That one-year contract carries an $80K monthly retainer, of which $35K goes to subcontractor Holland & Knight law firm.