Activist and Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout is set to join New York Attorney General Letitia James' office as a special advisor and senior counsel for economic justice. 

Teachout made the announcement on Twitter about a month after she dropped her own bid for attorney general following James dropping out of the Democratic primary race for governor. 

Teachout in her announcement praised the work the attorney general's office has done on corporate responsibility, as well as nursing home oversight. 

"She also led in other ways, and pushed for reforms to modernize New York State’s own antitrust laws and give enforcers the tools they need to hold dominant firms accountable," Teachout wrote. "I couldn’t be happier to be working with her and the extraordinary lawyers and leaders in her office."

Teachout had previously run for state attorney general in 2018 in a crowded Democratic primary field that also included James. She previously ran for governor in 2014 and for a Hudson Valley House district in 2016.