Lobbying World

• Jack Pfeiffer, a former press secretary to Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.), has joined the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce (CHAMPS) as an executive director. As Hagan’s press secretary, Pfeiffer “collaborated extensively with businesses and industry to advance the senator’s efforts on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee as well as the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee,” according to a statement. He also worked in the executive office of former Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty. 

• Rodney Ferguson has rejoined the Washington branch of Lipman Hearne. Ferguson founded the D.C. office in 1999 and is rejoining the firm as a principal in education and nonprofit communications, focusing on business development and client engagement with nonprofits. For the last two years, he has been working at the Brunswick Group. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Education Writers Association.

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• Michael Caballero joined Covington & Burling on Sept. 10 as a partner in the firm’s tax practice. Most recently, he served as the U.S. Treasury Department’s international tax counsel, where he “led legislative, regulatory and treaty projects ...  including the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, a law designed to improve tax compliance of foreign financial assets and offshore accounts,” according to a statement. 

• Robert Shulman has been named partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips’ insurance recovery practice group in Washington. He worked most recently at Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman. His practice focuses on “litigating on behalf of corporations and in complex disputes with insurance companies regarding coverage for environmental claims, products claims, asbestos and other large-scale tort claims, construction claims.” His clients have included International Paper Co., Electrolux, Phillips Petroleum Co., DuPont and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. 

• Scott Talbott has been named the senior vice president of public policy at the Financial Services Roundtable, where he most recently served as the vice president of government affairs. Before joining the Roundtable, Talbott worked in the tax departments at Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young.