Few can boast of a résumé like James B. Comey’s: top federal prosecutor, chief lawyer for both the world’s largest defense contractor and the world’s biggest hedge fund, and most recently director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
There’s just one problem: He was fired by President Trump, who has called him a “showboat” and a “grandstander.”
So where does Mr. Comey go next?
The next act for a former top government official is typically a large financial firm, corporation or law firm. And those jobs, as well as teaching, remain strong possibilities for Mr. Comey. Still, his firing and the furor over his impact on last year’s presidential election could give some potential employers pause.
The same is not true for literary agents and publicists who try to get clients on the speaking circuit — the more controversial the better. And Mr. Comey brings with him plenty of controversy.
“I don’t know what his next job will be, but I can tell you there is a really big book in Comey if Comey wants to write about the facts,” said Robert Gottlieb, chairman of Trident Media Group, the literary agency.......
Not every potential employer would have qualms about hiring Mr. Comey. Indeed, being fired by Mr. Trump is a badge of honor in some quarters. And while Mr. Comey might not be a candidate to lobby the current administration, his experience with financial crime and cybersecurity would appeal to most Wall Street firms and corporations, recruitment executives said.
Full text link is here:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/business/dealbook/whats-next-for-comey-probably-not-a-normal-job.html?ref=business
Isn't scary that "The next act for a former top government official is typically a large financial firm, corporation or law firm?"