Bond, 71, a Republican who did not to run for a fifth term in the Senate last year, will work in the firm's Missouri and Washington, D.C., offices, advising clients on international trade, biotechnology, agriculture, cyberlaw and transportation, the firm said in a release. He also will consult on Missouri economic development matters.
Bond was governor of Missouri from 1973 to 1977 and again from 1981 to 1985. He then served in the U.S. Senate from 1987 until Monday.
"As a policymaker I worked to foster business growth and economic development and I will continue that work as a lawyer at Thompson Coburn," Bond said. "I am thrilled to join a law firm that shares the same values and interests that I do and is as respected as Thompson Coburn.
"I look forward to continuing my commitment to the business community and the people of Missouri as an active member of the firm."