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• EDUCATION. McAllister & Quinn has been hired by Colorado State University to lobby on “grants assistance,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Melissa Hampe, a former legislative director for Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), is lobbying for the school. 

• ENTERTAINMENT. Capitol Hill Strategies has been hired by Universal Music Group to lobby on “Universal Music Group purchase of EMI,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Chuck Brain, a former senior Clinton White House aide, and Paul Bock, once chief of staff to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), are lobbying for the company. 

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• HEALTHCARE. Ferguson Strategies has been hired by Celgene Corp., a biopharmaceutical manufacturer in Summit, N.J., to lobby on “policy issues relating to reauthorization of the Prescription Drug User Fee Act and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148),” according to lobbying disclosure records. Chris Jones, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.), and Adam Higgins, an ex-legislative assistant to Ferguson, are lobbying for the company. 

Hogan Lovells has been hired by the Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance to lobby on “implementation of the excise tax on medical devices under section 4191 of the Internal Revenue Code,” according to lobbying disclosure records. 

• TECHNOLOGY. BGR Group has been hired by the Consumer Electronics Association to lobby on “legislation relating to the recycling of electronic products; H.R. 2284; S. 1270; legislation relating to the energy efficiency of electronic products; legislation impacting the Energy Star program; Interior Department Appropriations bill,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Charles Jefferson, former chief of staff to Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), and Robert Wood, former chief of staff to ex-Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson, are lobbying for the trade group. 

Dutko Grayling has been hired by Lenovo Inc., a computer manufacturer, to “monitor telecommunications and technology issues that impact computer manufacturing business,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Bill Simmons, a former staff director for the House Forests and Forest Health subcommittee, and Kim Bayliss, former legislative director for the late Rep. Mike Synar (D-Okla.), are lobbying for the company.