Maryland Politicians Land Softly at High-Powered Law Firms

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Courtesy Citybizlist – Faced with the choice of running for a third term as Prince George’s County state’s attorney or returning to a law firm job and the cushy salary that comes with it, Glenn Ivey knew what he had to do.

“The college tuition mountain is certainly something we want to make sure we can handle, and retirement is getting closer and closer,” said Ivey, 52, who has two adult children, two children in high school and a middle-school-age child with his wife, Prince George’s County Delegate Jolene Ivey.

Ivey is enjoying a “six-figure increase in compensation,” compared to his state’s attorney pay, in his new position at Leftwich & Ludaway, a boutique, predominantly African-American firm, he said. The state’s attorney makes about $150,000.

Ivey’s path is a typical one for a lawyer-politician. Corporate law firms provide a safe, well-compensated landing pad for many outgoing Maryland politicians looking for a new gig.

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