By The Hill Staff - 02/16/11 12:48 AM EST
• Mark MacCarthy has joined the Software & Information Industry Association as its vice president of government affairs. He recently taught and conducted research at Georgetown University’s Communication, Culture and Technology Program. Before that, MacCarthy was senior vice president for global public policy at Visa Inc. He has also been a senior manager with the Wexler-Walker Group. MacCarthy was a professional staff member to the House Energy and Commerce Committee and was an economist at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
• Mary Burke Baker has joined K&L Gates as a government affairs adviser in the firm’s public policy practice. Baker was a Georgetown University government affairs fellow and IRS detailee to the Senate Finance Committee since 2005. Before coming to the Senate, Baker spent 28 years with the tax agency.
• Andrea R. Flores and Charu Gupta have joined the Raben Group. Flores will be an associate at the firm, while Gupta will be a director. Flores is a former aide to ex-Rep. Harry Teague (D-N.M.). Gupta was director of communications for the nonprofit group Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People.
• David Leviss has joined O’Melveny & Myers as senior counsel and will be a member of the white-collar defense and corporate investigations practice in the firm’s Washington office. He is the former chief oversight counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. During his time at the committee, he directed some of its more high-profile investigations, such as the probes into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as well as into safety concerns with Toyota vehicles. Leviss is also a former trial attorney at the Justice Department’s Civil Division.
• Gus P. Coldebella has rejoined Goodwin Procter as a partner in its Washington office. In 2005, Coldebella, then a partner in the firm’s Boston office, was appointed as deputy general counsel of the Homeland Security Department. He would serve as the department’s acting general counsel from February 2007 to January 2009.