Law firm hires postal veterans to open postal practice

Postal veterans Art Sackler and Bob Brinkmann have joined with former USPS General Counsel Hal Hughes to “establish a new legislative and regulatory practice in Washington, D.C., with an initial emphasis on postal affairs”. The practice is part of Ford and Huff, LC, where Hughes is a senior attorney.

Here’s how the National Journal summarized the move: “A laundry list of problems at the U.S. Postal Service means more business for K Street and the law firm Ford & Huff is now jumping onto the gravy train.”

Here’s the press release:

Hughes, Sackler and Brinkmann to Lead Postal Affairs and Broader Public Policy Efforts

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Ford and Huff, LC today has expanded to establish a new legislative and regulatory practice in Washington, D.C., with an initial emphasis on postal affairs. Opening the F&H Washington Office will be longtime postal and public policy experts Bob Brinkmann and Art Sackler.  They will be joining former Postal Service General Counsel Hal Hughes, who is a senior attorney at the firm, in developing the new practice area.

“We’re very excited about adding federal legislative and regulatory matters to our broad range of practice areas, and especially about starting with postal affairs,” said Adam Ford, F&H managing partner.  “With Art and Bob joining Hal, we will have the deepest postal bench of any firm in the country.”

“Bob and I are very pleased to be associating with Ford & Huff, and with Hal,” said Sackler.  “The Postal Service, despite its recent concerns, remains a huge and indispensable institution, on which a $1 trillion industry depends.  We are looking forward to jointly helping members of that industry navigate legal and public policy challenges at the Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission and on Capitol Hill.”

“Working with Ford & Huff, and with Hal, enlarges our capability and increases our versatility across the board,” said Brinkmann. “Whether it would be developing a Negotiated Service Agreement for an individual mailer, or dealing with broad public policy questions impacting one or more industry segments, our combined expertise and decades of experience leaves us very well-positioned to help affected companies or associations.”

Hughes said:  “I’m delighted to be working again with Bob and Art, and reengaging at the Postal Service and in Washington generally in the much broader way that our collective backgrounds enable.”

The new offices are located at:

1101 Connecticut Ave., NW,  Suite 1220
Washington, DC  20036

Ford & Huff LC has offices in Las Vegas, New York City, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C., and is engaged in the broad practice of corporate law, with transactional and litigation expertise across a broad range of disciplines, including antitrust, asset protection, bankruptcy, employment, intellectual property and real estate.

SOURCE Ford and Huff, LC