• 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 McConnellMitch McConnellGOP rep on Trump: 'God has used imperfect people to do great things before' McConnell: 'Winners make policy, losers go home' Senate eyeing vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee by Easter MORE (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.
• 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 KerryJohn KerryFormer Obama officials say Netanyahu turned down secret peace deal: AP How dealmaker Trump can resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict John Kerry to teach at Yale on global issues MORE 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.