Lobbying World

• Christopher Stagg, a former State Department official, joined the international law practice at Williams Mullen in Washington. Most recently, Stagg served on the State Department team that developed the latest federal export control reform laws. He will also help clients navigate through national security investigations.  


• Steven M. Goldman has joined Quarles & Brady as a partner in its corporate services practice. Before that, he served as the executive vice president and corporate officer at Marriott International.


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• The Glen Echo Group named Ellen Satterwhite a director at the public relations firm, serving primarily high-technology clients. Before that, she was the program director for Gig.U, The University Community Next Generation Innovation Project. She also served as a consumer policy advisor to an office in the Federal Communication Commission.


• Alston & Bird added former Justice Department (DOJ) official George Abney to its national tax practice, where he will serve as a partner. He has both public and private sector experience, including time in the DOJ’s tax division.


• Blue Engine Message & Media, leading public relations and strategic communications firm, has added new faces to its team: Jaime Horn, Kat Maramba, Jacob Sittig and Kara Ferguson.


• The international law firm Cooley and the Washington office of Dow Lohnes have combined to become one of Washington’s top 30 firms by size. Cooley will be adding 54 attorneys and other professionals and industry specialists to its Washington office. The merger is effective Jan. 1, 2014.


• Monument Policy Group has hired John P. Mulligan to lead its Washington state office. The D.C. lobby shop also serves clients in Seattle, in partnership with Nyhus Communications. Mulligan comes from BrightSource Energy, a California-based solar technology company he expanded to D.C.