Lobbying World

• Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has added a new division in its Washington, D.C., office that will focus on energy, environment and resource strategies. David Bernhardt, former solicitor of the Interior Department, will head up the new division. Other staff members include Larry Jensen, former senior staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department, and Luke Johnson, who served as the deputy director of the Bureau of Land Management.

• Jeff Petrash has been named vice president and general counsel of the National Propane Gas Association. He has been a consultant for the organization since last fall. Before that, he served as the senior managing counsel for the American Gas Association, where he worked for more than a decade. 

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• Dorn “Bo” McGrath, David Hickey, Will Jack and Joseph Corrigan have joined Barnes & Thornburg. McGrath and Hickey will serve as partners. Jack will serve as of counsel in the firm’s corporate department, while Corrigan will work as a member of the firm’s governmental services and finance department and in the federal relations group. 

• Maurice Baskin has joined Littler Mendelson as a shareholder. Before that, he worked as a partner at Venable and served as a chairman in the firm’s labor and employment practice. Baskin also worked as a general counsel to the Associated Builders and Contractors. 

• Kelley McCormick has become a managing director at SKDKnickerbocker. Previously, she worked as the executive vice president at McBee|Gibraltar, where she focused on both corporate and nonprofit public health campaigns. She has also worked on behalf of Dole Food, the Financial Times, HBO and the Bipartisan Policy Center, and advises other nonprofit organizations, including the Clinton Global Initiative.

• Colleen Heisey has joined Jones Day as a partner in the firm’s healthcare practice. Before that, she worked as a partner in the Washington office of Hunton & Williams. Heisey focuses on compliance issues for drug, biologic, food, dietary supplement, medical device and cosmetic products.