revolving-door syndrome

 When government officials and regulators quit or retire and then take employment with the companies they regulated.
 ► “Ann Eppard for months has been Exhibit A for what critics call the revolving door between government service and lobbying. She became the transportation industry’s most successful new lobbyist when her old boss, Rep. Bud Shuster, assumed the chairmanship of the committee that oversees such issues last year.” (Wall Street Journal, Feb. 9, 1996, p. A4)

American business jargon. 2014.

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