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•DEFENSE. Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck has been hired by Arianespace Inc. to lobby on “H.R.4310/S.3254-National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013,” according to lobbying disclosure records. David Cohen, once professional staff for the House Banking and Financial Services Committee, and Michael Eisenberg, a former whip coordinator for Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), are lobbying for the company. 

 •ENERGY. Dutko Worldwide has been hired by the American Gas Association for “assisting federal agencies achieve compliance with statutory and administrative requirements to increase the use of alternative fuels in federal transportation fleets,” according to lobbying disclosure records. David Conover, a former principal deputy assistant secretary of Energy, and Marian Marshall, once a legislative director for then-Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-Wyo.), are lobbying for the trade group.

 

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• ML Strategies has been hired by Dominion to lobby on “general issues pertaining to liquid natural gas exports,” according to lobbying disclosure records. David Leiter, former chief of staff to Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), is lobbying for the energy company.

 •FINANCIAL SERVICES. Rich Feuer Anderson has been hired by the Consumer Bankers Association to lobby on “legislation and regulation affecting consumer banking,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Peter Rich, former counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Mitchell Feuer, once counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, are lobbying for the trade group.

 •TAX. Cardenas Partners has been hired by The Villages, a retirement community in Florida, for “assisting the client in contacting the federal government regarding Community Development Districts and IRS interpretations,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Emily Zammit, a former staff assistant to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), and Al Cardenas, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, are lobbying for the community.

 •TECHNOLOGY. Holland & Knight has been hired by Carrier IQ Inc., a Mountain View, Calif., mobile software company, to lobby on “H.R. 6377, Mobile Device Privacy Act; S. 1223, Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Rep. Jim Davis (D-Fla.) and Joel Roberson, once a law clerk for the House Judiciary Committee, are lobbying for the company.