Washington-area law firm offices are once more taking advantage of the well of talent that springs from government and federal agencies on their home turf, with one luring away a senator’s chief of staff and another snagging a former development agency GC.

In the wake of the midterms, Kelley Drye & Warren has brought in Beth Jafari, the long-serving chief of staff of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). Jafari joined Cornyn’s staff as legislative director in 2003 and has served as his chief of staff since 2007.