Lobbying World



• The AFL-CIO has made a number of promotions under its newly elected president, Richard Trumka. Jonathan Hiatt will serve as chief of staff and executive assistant to Trumka. Paul Lemmon will serve as assistant to the AFL-CIO president and national program operations manager. Thea Lee will serve as deputy chief of staff. Richard Barchiesi will serve as special assistant to Trumka.

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• Patrick Murphy and Paul Frazer, a former Canadian ambassador, have formed 3 Click Solutions. Kymber Messersmith, a former vice president of state government affairs for American Express, has joined the new firm as senior adviser, as have Emmett Murphy and Robert Hall, who will both work in new-media development.

• Scott E. Stewart has joined Patton Boggs. Stewart worked for eight years at the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. At Justice, he helped enforce environmental laws and also was the lead litigator in several cases seeking damages from corporations.

• Cory Curl has joined EducationCounsel, an affiliate of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, as a senior policy adviser in the Washington office. Curl has served in the office of Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D), where she worked on education policy. She also worked with the Office of Tennessee Recovery Act Management, helping out on the implementation of the stimulus package.

• Mark Clodfelter has joined Foley Hoag as a partner in the firm’s international litigation and arbitration practice. Clodfelter was most recently a lawyer at Winston & Strawn. He managed the Office of International Claims and Investment Disputes at the State Department, which represents the U.S. government in international arbitrations.