Lobbying World

• Covington & Burling has hired Stephen M. Humenik as a counsel in the firm’s Washington office to work in its commodities practice. He comes from Eris Exchange, a futures exchange in Chicago, where he worked as the general counsel and chief regulatory officer. Humenik also served as special counsel and policy adviser to Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Scott D. O’Malia and as a trial lawyer in the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement.

• Lawyer Uyen Dinh has founded a strategic consulting firm called WIN STRATEGIES that will focus on government relations, communications and marketing services for the aerospace, defense and the intelligence industries. She has worked as a counsel for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the House Armed Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Most recently, Dinh worked as the vice president of government relations at GeoEye.

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• Holland & Knight hired Paul S. Bock as a partner in the public policy and regulation practice group, specializing in healthcare, antitrust, financial services, agriculture, transportation and energy. The firm says he will help lobby Senate Democrats. Previously, Bock served as a vice president for Capitol Hill Strategies. He also worked for President Obama’s presidential transition team and as a Senate congressional affairs liaison, among several other positions.
 
• Abt Associates hired Jeffrey Lubell, the former executive director of the Center for Housing Policy, as the company’s first director of housing initiatives, beginning June 1. He will lobby and educate policymakers on how to solve “the nation’s pressing housing challenges,” the firm said. He also worked as the director of the policy development division within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

• The Generic Pharmaceutical Association promoted Jason Money to associate vice president of federal government affairs. Money has been with the trade association for six years and had been a senior director. Before coming to the group, he worked as the health legislative assistant for former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) and as a research analyst for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.