Lobbying World

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld hired Devry Boughner Vorwerk as a senior advisor in its public law and policy practice in Washington. She comes from Cargill, where she worked as the vice president of corporate affairs and led its international business relations team. She will be working with Akin Gump clients interested in international trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and relations with Cuba.

McDermott Will & Emery has brought on Rick Healy, the former Democratic clerk for the House Appropriations subcommittee on Interior and EPA, to work as a senior legislative advisor. He also has experience on the House Natural Resources Committee.

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Squire Patton Boggs announced a merger with San Francisco-based firm Carroll Burdick. The combination gives Squire expanded access to markets around the world, including Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Germany. It also beefs up the firm’s expertise in areas including litigation, transportation and brand protection and corporate compliance. The total firm consists of more than 1,500 lawyers in 45 offices across 21 countries. Last week, Squire Patton Boggs also announced it had added former Federal Trade Commission official Alicia Batts to its antitrust and competition practice in Washington.

Quincy Enoch has been named the federal affairs director at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. Prior to that, Enoch served as the senior associate director of legislative affairs and military liaison at the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. 

Balch & Bingham has named Karl Moor as a counsel in the firm’s environmental and natural resources section. He spent the last 18 years at Southern Company, where he served as the senior vice president and chief environmental counsel. In addition to having worked at Balch earlier in his career, he also worked in the Senate and in the Reagan administration.