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• Kit Bond has joined Thompson Coburn as a partner. Bond is a former four-term Republican senator from Missouri who also served two terms as Missouri governor. He retired from the Senate after last year’s elections. At the firm, Bond will advise clients on international trade, biotechnology, agriculture, cyberlaw and transportation. Bond will work from both Missouri and Washington.

• John C. Dugan is rejoining Covington & Burling as a partner. Formerly serving as Comptroller of the Currency from 2005 to August of this year, he will lead Covington’s financial institutions group. Before coming to the firm in 1993, he was assistant secretary for domestic finance at the Treasury Department, as well as counsel and minority general counsel to the Senate Banking Committee.

• Gary Karr has joined The Advanced Medical Technology Association as executive vice president for public affairs. Karr was previously the executive vice president in the healthcare practice at PR firm Edelman. Before that, he was the chief spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

• Piper Nieters Su has joined DLA Piper as a counsel to the firm’s healthcare public policy and regulatory group in its Washington office. Su comes to the firm from Patton Boggs. Before joining Patton Boggs, Su was legislative counsel to former Sen. Ken Salazar (D-Colo.), where she served as an adviser for his healthcare-related activities on the Senate Finance Committee.

• Kevin Canan and Chris Massey have founded MainStreet Advocates, a firm that will consult for state and local governments. Before founding the firm, Canan led state government affairs for Covidien. Massey was previously at Federal Advocates, where he worked on state and local as well as federal matters.

•Daniel J. Solove has joined Hogan Lovells as a senior policy adviser to the firm’s privacy and information management practice in Washington. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He has written several books, including the forthcoming Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security, Understanding Privacy.

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