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• COMPUTERS. The big data company Teradata Corp. has brought on a former congressman for lobbying help. Former Rep. Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) is one of several lobbyists at Republic Consulting who have registered to advocate for the company. Davis, along with Hunter Bates, ex-chief of staff for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Lauren O’Brien, Davis’s former chief of staff, will be lobbying on the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act and IRS oversight issues.
 
• FINANCIAL SERVICES. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has added to its lobbying team. Crossroads Strategies has contracted with the trade group to lobby on accounting, financial services and tax issues. Stewart Hall, a former legislative director for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), and John Green, once ex-Sen. Trent Lott’s (R-Miss.) chief of staff, are some of the lobbyists on the account. The accountants group also has lobbying contracts with Peck Madigan Jones, The Raben Group and Mercury.
 

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Cassidy & Associates Inc. has been hired by the Society of Actuaries to lobby on “legislation and regulations impacting the actuarial industry,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Gregg Hartley, once chief of staff to then-Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Jordan Bernstein, former chief of staff and legislative director for ex-Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), are among the Cassidy lobbyists working for the trade group.
 
• NATURAL RESOURCES. The City of Seal Beach in California has hired K Street’s Townsend Public Affairs to lobby on a “sand replenishment issue.” Christopher Townsend, Bryan Lanza and Cori Williams are the lobbyists on the account. 
 
• TELECOMMUNICATIONS. T-Mobile has boosted its K Street presence. ML Strategies has signed up with the telecom giant to lobby on industry issues. David Leiter, a former chief of staff to Secretary of State John Kerry when he was in the Senate, and Jeremy Rabinovitz, who has served as chief of staff to several House Democrats, are some of the lobbyists representing T-Mobile. The telecom company also has K Street representation at Podesta Group and Shockey Scofield Solutions.