Shane rejoins Hogan & Hartson
Jeffrey Shane, who resigned three months ago as under secretary for policy at the Department of Transportation, has rejoined Hogan & Hartson as a partner in the Washington office, the law firm announced last week.
Shane, who left the firm in late 2001 to return to the DOT, will be a member of the firm's aviation and surface transportation practice group.
After serving for one year as associate deputy secretary of transportation, Shane was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as DOT's first under secretary for policy in March 2003. In this position, he led the department's quest for new solutions to the country's transportation challenges. He also supervised DOT's policy staff and coordinated the policy activities of DOT's many modal administrations. He played a key role in trying to develop a national freight transportation policy and make freight part of the transportation infrastructure debate.
Shane also held a variety of other senior transportation policy positions in earlier administrations, including deputy assistant secretary of state for transportation affairs and assistant DOT secretary for policy and international affairs.