Lobbying world

•The Livingston Group has expanded into New York City by establishing an affiliate relationship with Jeff Ballabon of the Ballabon Group. Before establishing his own firm in 2004, Ballabon was legislative counsel to former Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.) and counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee.

•Foley & Lardner LLP has added three new lobbyists to its Washington office. Harry J. Katrichis, former chief counsel to the House Committee on Small Business, Vicki J. Hicks, once a senior Democratic Senate staffer and Clinton administration Agriculture Department appointee, and Lance Kotschwar, former general counsel to the Senate Agriculture Committee and chief counsel to the House Agriculture Committee, have joined the firm.

•Kevin Carroll has joined the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association as its new managing director and associate general counsel. Carroll, a former military intelligence officer and judge advocate general in the U.S. Army Reserve, comes to the trade group from the enforcement department of the National Association of Securities Dealers.

•Angela B. Styles and Robert Nichols, both attorneys at Miller & Chevalier, have been hired by Crowell & Moring LLP. Styles is the former administrator for federal procurement policy at the Office of Management and Budget. Nichols is an international government contracts lawyer.

•Shannon Pepin is a new associate for Blackwell Sanders. Pepin, an attorney in the general counsel’s office for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will join the firm’s energy and public utility practice.

•The Civitas Group has added three government officials to expand its homeland security practice: Alan Wade, chief information officer for the Central Intelligence Agency; Kirstjen Nielsen, special assistant to President Bush; and David Aidekam, special assistant to the counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.