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• Adam Sharp is joining Twitter as the first hire for the company’s Washington office. Sharp was the executive producer of digital services at C-SPAN. Before that, he served as deputy chief of staff for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).

• Lily Fu Claffee has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as its new senior vice president, general counsel and chief legal officer. She will also oversee the National Chamber Litigation Center, the business group’s public policy law firm. Claffee comes from the law firm of Jones Day, where she was a partner. She is a former general counsel at the Commerce Department, deputy general counsel at the Treasury Department and deputy associate attorney general at the Justice Department. Claffee has also worked at Mayer Brown. 

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• Dave Natonski has also joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He will be a new member of the business group’s communications team. Natonski was the communications director for Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.).

• Stephanie Mikos has joined DDC Advocacy as its new vice president. She will work on advocacy campaign strategy and implementation to help clients achieve their policy goals. Mikos was senior manager of product adoption at Cvent. Before that, she was vice president of PAC and grass roots at Aristotle International.

Amy H. Fullbright has joined K&L • Gates as a government affairs counselor in the firm’s Raleigh, N.C., office. She comes from Hunton & Williams. Fullbright represents clients on legislative matters involving healthcare, insurance and taxes, among other issues, and was recently elected president of the North Carolina Professional Lobbyists Association.

• James R. Burdett has joined Barnes & Thornburg as a partner in the firm’s intellectual property department in the Washington office. He comes to the firm from Venable. Before that, Burdett was director of worldwide patent development for Compaq Computer Corp.

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