Lobbying World

Hogan Lovells hired Kathleen Peterson away from Cooley LLP to serve as counsel in its health practice. Peterson will focus on advising pharmaceutical manufacturers on government drug price reporting matters and other regulatory issues.

The Professional Services Council has named David Berteau as its new chief executive officer. He begins on March 28, and succeeds Stan Soloway, who led the organization for 15 years. Berteau is coming from the Pentagon, where he serves as the assistant secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness. He has spent a total of 11 years as a senior Defense Department official and also spent 14 years on the strategic consulting side, working on federal procurement, defense and national security.

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Squire Patton Boggs hired Katie Novaria to serve as an adviser in its public policy practice. Prior to that, she held positions within the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Novaria also worked for two Michigan Republicans, Rep. Fred Upton and former Rep. Joe Knollenberg. 

Financial Executives International, an association that represents chief financial officers and other senior-level finance executives, has brought on Patricia Marrese to serve as its director of strategic partnerships. Marrese most recently worked as the director of business development at the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants. 

Ryan Walker, a former chief of staff to Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), has joined the oil giant BP as its senior director of federal government affairs. Walker had been the top staffer for Latta for eight years and previously worked in the office of the late Rep. Paul Gillmor (R-Ohio).

• Former Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.), who once chaired the Government Oversight Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, has become the executive director of the Council for a Livable World and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, the council’s affiliated education and research organization. The advocacy group lobbies for policies that reduce nuclear proliferation around the world. Tierney sat on the House Intelligence Committee and served as a member of the House Steering and Policy Committee.