By The Hill Staff - 02/23/10 01:16 AM EST
• IMMIGRATION. Compete America, a coalition of corporations, academics and trade associations in favor of immigration reform, has hired Monument Policy Group to lobby for them. C. Stewart Verdery, a former assistant secretary of Homeland Security, is working on the account.
• LEGAL. Winston & Strawn has registered to lobby for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform on legislation dealing with the federal court system. John McMickie, a former counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, is lobbying for the institute.
• TECH. Missy Edwards Strategies has registered to lobby for Genentech, a biotechnology company, on the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education appropriations bill along with both healthcare reform bills. Edwards is a former aide to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.).
NIC Inc., an electronic government services company, has hired Peck, Madigan, Jones & Stewart to lobby for government contracts. Jeff Peck, former staff director for the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sean Richardson, ex-chief of staff for Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), are working on the account.
• TRANSPORTATION. CSX Transportation has hired Navigators Global, formerly DC Navigators, to lobby on “issues related to rail safety and security,” according to lobbying disclosure records.