Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is joining Dentons as a senior adviser in the global law firm’s public policy practice.

Rawlings-Blake served as Baltimore’s 49th mayor from 2010 to 2016. She did not seek reelection last year following the unrest in 2015 in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. Along with Rawlings-Blake, Dentons also added former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

As part of Dentons’ public policy team, Rawlings-Blake will work with local governments, private businesses and organizations throughout the U.S. focusing on topics like economic development and redevelopment projects, tax increment financing, downtown and neighborhood revitalization, public finance and pension reform.

“Complemented by Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Mayor Nutter’s impressive backgrounds, we will provide guidance to clients making decisions that have a profound impact on their citizens and clients,” U.S. Public Policy Chair Eric Tanenblatt said in a statement.

Other members of the Dentons public policy team include former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.

After leaving office, Rawlings-Blake started a political, financial and business consulting business based in Roland Park. She was also available as a professional speaker.


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