Senior GOP lobbyist to leave Quinn Gillespie

A senior Republican lobbyist is leaving Quinn Gillespie & Associates (QGA), The Hill has learned.

Marc Lampkin, a former general counsel to Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerSudan sanctions spur intense lobbying OPINION | GOP's 7-year ObamaCare blood oath ends in failure A simple fix to encourage bipartisanship in the House MORE (R-Ohio) when he was House Republican conference chairman, is leaving the lobby shop, according to a statement from Jack Quinn, the firm’s co-founder and chairman. 

“Marc has been at QGA a long time and made a great contribution to our growth; I wish him the best in his future endeavors. I also look forward to announcing additional and exciting changes at QGA in the weeks ahead,” Quinn said in a statement.

Lampkin will join Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, according to Al Mottur, who runs the firm's Washington office. Mottur said he thinks Lampkin "is one of the premier Republican lobbyists in town."

"He's an immense talent and has fantastic relationships, especially on the GOP side," Mottur said. "He's simply fantastic."

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Lampkin is one of several notable departures from Quinn Gillespie. Last year, Democratic lobbyist Manuel Ortiz left to join Brownstein Hyatt and Republican lobbyist David Hoppe left to become Sen. Jon Kyl’s (R-Ariz.) chief of staff.

QGA did pick up Jim Manley, the former senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidConservative Senate candidate calls on GOP to end filibuster Ex-Reid aide: McConnell's 'original sin' was casting ObamaCare as 'partisan, socialist takeover' GOP faces growing demographic nightmare in West MORE (D-Nev.).

Quinn Gillespie reported earning $9.7 million in lobbying fees in 2011, a decline from the $12.3 million earned in 2010, according to lobbying disclosure records.

— This story was updated at 2:21 p.m.