Vic Fazio was named senior advisor at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in May 2005. He served as a Member of Congress for 20 years representing California's third congressional district. During that time, he served as a member of the Armed Services, Budget and Ethics Committees and was a member of the House Appropriations Committee for 19 years where he served as Subcommittee Chair or ranking member for 18 years.
Fazio was a member of the elected Democratic Leadership in the House from 1991-1998 including four years as chair of the Democratic Caucus, the third ranking position in the party, and four years as Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. From 1975 to 1978 Fazio served in the California Assembly and was a member of the staff of the California Assembly Speaker from 1971 to 1975. Fazio serves on numerous boards, including Northrop Grumman, National Parks Conservation Association, Ice Energy, Inc., Peyton Street Independent Financial Services, the Campaign Finance Institute, Energy Future Coalition, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Center for Strategic Budgetary Assessments, The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, UC Davis Medical School Advisory Board and the UC Davis Foundation.