Former Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi has landed another post-government gig as a senior advisor to Lazard Ltd., the financial advisory and asset management firm announced this morning.


Officially speaking, Suozzi will “work in conjunction with Lazard as it advises infrastructure companies and governments in matters relating to financial transactions and public-private partnerships in the US.”

The former Democratic lawmaker will not lobby, he told me during a brief telephone interview this morning. He’s also keeping his gig as a consultant to Cablevision’s high school sports venture, MSG Varsity.

George Bilicic, Lazard’s Global Head of Power, Energy Infrastructure, touted Suozzi’s “years as a government reformer” and his experience in the office he lost in a upset last fall to Republican Edward Mangano, saying it provided him with a unique understand of public-private partnerships and “real-life insight into the workings of government.”

There’s also a quote from Felix Rohatyn, who recently returned to Lazard as a special advisor, who said: “Infrastructure must become a top priority both for the long-term health of our transportation and power systems but also for job creation.”

Suozzi has been trying to keep his name in the news, particularly given the increased interest of late in Albany reform – an issue on which the former county executive was somewhat ahead of the curve with his 2006 “Fix Albany” campaign and longshot gubernatorial primary challenge to then-AG Eliot Spitzer.

Suozzi was once considered a rising star in the Democratic Party, and he hasn’t completely ruled out a return to the public arena, albeit probably not in the near future.