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Al Cardenas leaves namesake law firm


High-powered GOP insider Al Cardenas is leaving the boutique Brickell Avenue law firm Tew Cardenas to join massive Squire Sanders, with offices in Miami, Washington, D.C. and other major cities.

Cardenas, former chairman of the Florida Republican Party during Gov. Jeb Bush’s era, will continue to do lobbying and governmental affairs work at Squire Sanders.

At Tew Cardenas, Cardenas developed that niche while his late law partner, Tom Tew, oversaw the firm’s civil litigation practice. Tew died of cancer in late January.

Cardenas is the founder of Cardenas Partners DC, a federal consulting and lobbying firm, and The Advocacy Group at Cardenas Partners, a Tallahassee- and Tampa-based lobbying practice.