Dickstein Shapiro, a Washington D.C.-based law and lobbying firm, said that former U.S. Representative Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.) has joined the firm as a senior adviser.

Rep. Hoekstra, who served as chairman and ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has joined Dickstein Shapiro from February 1.

Hoekstra will focus on legislative and regulatory counseling, with an emphasis on intelligence, national security, defense, foreign relations, and international business matters, as well as issues related to education and labor.

Hoekstra said he’s looking forward to working at Dickstein Shapiro whose Government Law & Strategy Group includes former House Speaker Denny Hastert, former U.S. Representative Albert Wynn and former U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson.

I have tremendous professional respect for Dickstein Shapiro's government relations group, and I particularly look forward to collaborating with former House Speaker Denny Hastert and former U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson again on a daily basis. The firm is an excellent fit with my experience, expertise, and passion, and I look forward to bringing the full scope of my capabilities in strategic and contingency planning to bear on behalf of the firm's clients, Hoekstra said in a statement.

Welcoming Hoekstra, L. Andrew Zausner, partner and head of the firm’s Government Law & Strategy Group, said his addition will benefit the group as he is among a handful of high-ranking government officials who have unmatched insight into the U.S. intelligence community and our national security.

He also is a former corporate executive who thinks like a CEO. We are extremely pleased that he will join Dickstein Shapiro's team, Zausner said.