Lobbying World

Chamber Hill Strategies brought on two Republicans: Eric Schmutz, former deputy chief of staff for Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), and Kyle Sanders, a former legislative director and counsel for Rep. David Rouzer (R-N.C.). Schmutz also served in the George W. Bush administration as the director of legislative affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

• Former Rep. Rick Lazio (R-N.Y.) has been named senior vice president at Alliantgroup, a tax-consulting firm, while still staying on with Jones Walker, where he has been working since 2012, as a counsel. 

Forbes Tate Partners hired Jeanne Moran to serve as a director in its public affairs practice. Before that, she worked at consulting firm LMG Public Affairs and APCO Worldwide. She also has Capitol Hill experience, having worked for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and for former Sen. David VitterDavid VitterYou're fired! Why it's time to ditch the Fed's community banker seat Overnight Energy: Trump set to propose sharp cuts to EPA, energy spending Former La. official tapped as lead offshore drilling regulator MORE (R-La.). 

Paul Luehr, a former Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department attorney, has been picked to lead Faegre Baker Daniels’s data privacy and cybersecurity practice. He has worked for more than a decade at Stroz Friedberg, a risk management firm. 

The Association of American Railroads hired Jessica Kahanek as its new press secretary. Most recently, she served as the press secretary to the National Labor Relations Board. Kahanek has also worked for Reps. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Gene GreenRaymond (Gene) Eugene GreenFive things to know about GOP's gun-suppressor bill Dem pulls support of gun rights bill after Las Vegas shooting Another health funding cliff puts care for millions at risk MORE (D-Texas) and the public affairs firm DDC Advocacy.

• Former Environmental Protection Agency lawyer Avi Garbow is joining Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Garbow comes to the firm from the Environmental Protection Agency, where he most recently served as general counsel. Prior to that, he worked as a trial attorney for the Justice Department’s environmental crimes section. “At Gibson Dunn, he will focus on high-stakes environmental litigation, investigations and enforcement defense, and cutting-edge environmental policy matters, including those relating to global climate change policies and regulations,” the firm said in a release.