Lobbying World

• Lauri Hettinger has joined Holland & Knight as a senior policy adviser in the firm’s public policy and regulation group in Washington. Before coming to the firm, she was a staff director for Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio). She also has been a legislative assistant to former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), a senior research analyst for the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a staff assistant and legislative correspondent for the late Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.).

• Manus Cooney has joined American Continental Group as a partner. Cooney was chief counsel and staff director for the Senate Judiciary Committee. There, he was a legal and policy adviser to then-Chairman Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchProminent conservative passes on Utah Senate bid Republicans offer this impossible choice: Tax cuts or senior care Senate GOP running out of options to stop Moore MORE (R-Utah). Cooney has since left Capitol Hill and formed two different bipartisan public policy firms, Potomac Counsel and TCH Group.

• Edward Yingling has joined Covington & Burling as a partner. He was president and CEO of the American Bankers Association. Yingling was recently part of the lobbying campaign surrounding the financial-services reform bill that passed earlier this year. Before becoming the banking trade group’s president and CEO in 2005, he was in charge of its legislative, legal, regulatory, tax and policy development activities.

• Juanita D. Duggan has joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a policy director in the firm’s government relations group. Duggan is a top Republican Party strategist. Before joining the firm, she planned and executed the Women for McCain policy conference at the 2008 Republican National Convention. She has held several trade association jobs, such as president and CEO of the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America as well as president and CEO of American Forest and Paper Association. Duggan worked for President George H.W. Bush as special assistant for Cabinet affairs.

• Ken Spain has joined the Private Equity Growth Capital Council as vice president of public affairs and communications. Spain was in charge of the National Republican Congressional Committee’s communications team for the 2010 election cycle. Before that, he was the committee’s national press secretary during the 2008 cycle.