George Pataki’s Life After 13 Years Leaving the Office – George Pataki, a former New York governor, officially left the office in December 2006 after 10 years in the office. There are lots of things going on during the time he wasn’t a governor anymore, including his comeback as an attorney and his participation in the presidential candidacy. Let’s see a quick recap of some events after he left his office.
Chadbourne & Parke
Short after he left the office, he joined a law firm called Chadbourne & Parke. This law firm actually operates from 12 offices and in 10 different countries, but Pataki joined the one based in New York. The former governor works with around 400 lawyers across the nation, including the other notable attorneys in the state.
United Nations Delegate
Pataki was also appointed as a United States delegate for United Nations General Assembly in 2007. He was chosen by the current president at that time, George W. Bush. Here, he would attend the meetings of the General Assembly committees and the UN General Assembly as the US delegate. In these meetings, Pataki stressed out on the terrorism issues and climate change.
The former governor also founded Pataki-Cahill Group together with his former chief of staff to the New York State Governor, John P. Cahill. The Pataki-Cahill group is a law firm that focuses on opportunities related to water resources, environmental resiliency, energy, and hard assets. The law firm works with 50 different companies that enable them to meet the preferred services of the clients.
The public had speculated that Pataki had shown his interest to become a president since the last 2009 when he was traveling to Iowa. However, he declined the speculation by stating that he won’t run for a president for the Republican nomination. Then in 2015, he officially announced that he would run for President of the United States for the Republican nomination. Unfortunately, he failed to gain power with less than one percent poll number and wasn’t able to participate in the candidate debates. The failure made Pataki ended the campaign in December 2015. He, then, endorsed Marco Rubio, Florida Senator, and John Kasich, Ohio Governor, after he failed to participate.
Not only participating in the presidential candidacy, but there are lots of things he does after leaving the office. He goes back as an attorney and founded Pataki-Cahill Group together with his former staff, John Cahill, and other career-related to his interest in politics.