Lobbying World

• Former Republican Sen. Mel Martinez (Fla.) has joined JPMorgan Chase & Co. as chairman of its Florida, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean regions. Martinez was a partner in DLA Piper’s governmental and regulatory affairs group. He was previously general chairman of the Republican National Committee and served as Housing and Urban Development secretary during the first term of the George W. Bush administration.

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• HP has hired Melika Carroll and Rachel Decker to work in the company’s Washington office. Carroll will be executive director of global policy, while Decker will be senior manager of global public affairs communications. Carroll was previously with Micron Technology and also worked for Intel Corp. Decker is from BAE Systems and has also worked at Pratt & Whitney.

• Joel Kelsey is going to Free Press to become its political adviser. Kelsey was a federal and international affairs policy analyst for Consumers Union. Before that, Kelsey was the New York City outreach director and later the statewide campaigns coordinator for the New York Public Interest Research Group.

• Katie Stanton is joining Twitter as its new vice president for international business strategy and operations. Stanton worked on new-media strategies for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and also was White House director of citizen participation. Later, Stanton worked at the State Department and on the use of social media for diplomatic outreach. She has also worked at Google and Yahoo Finance.

• Donald N. Lamson has joined Shearman & Sterling as counsel in the firm’s financial institutions advisory and financial regulatory practice, based in Washington. He was assistant director of the securities and corporate practices division in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Lamson also worked with the Treasury Department to help draft financial reform legislation.

• Dennis C. Cuneo has joined Fisher & Phillips as a partner. He has opened up the firm’s new Washington office, which he will also lead. Cuneo was a former senior vice president of Toyota Motor North America and most recently was counsel with Arent Fox.

• John E. Sununu has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as an adjunct senior policy adviser. Sununu, a former New Hampshire Republican senator, was first elected to the House in 1996, where he served three terms. He was elected in 2002 to the Senate and served one term. Later, Sununu was a member of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.