Former White House Counsel Gregory Craig told The National Law Journal Wednesday that when he set out to pick a law firm after a year in the White House, it was all about “global reach.”

Craig, who will be leading the newly formed global policy and litigation strategy practice group in the Washington, D.C., office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, said he opted to join Skadden — over returning to his longtime firm Williams & Connolly — because he was looking for a firm with more international reach. Craig said he had spent the last few weeks talking to both Williams & Connolly and Skadden, but decided that Skadden offered a broader range of practices and more international offices, which was a better fit for his new practice.