Lobbying world

Lobbying world
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Akin Gump partner Stacey Mitchell has joined the Environmental Law Institute’s leadership counsel. She has also served as deputy general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency and, prior to that, as the chief of the Justice Department’s environmental crime section.

• A former Treasury Department official who focused on China issues, Christopher Adams, has joined Covington & Burling as a senior adviser. He most recent served as the senior coordinator for China affairs at the Treasury Department, but has also worked in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in various roles. In the private sector, he worked at Eastman Kodak Co., directing its government affairs, public relations and corporate marketing in China.

• Two powerful lobbying firms, Roberti Global and Health Policy Source, are forming a “strategic alliance” that they say will help both of the firm’s clients. “As the Trump Administration and the Congress wrestle with a host of healthcare matters ranging from drug pricing, value-based reimbursement measures and how best to scale and support our nation’s federal healthcare programs – now and in the future, this alignment comes at a critical juncture for all those in and around the healthcare industry,” they said in a joint release.

Crowell & Moring has hired Chuck Rosenberg, a former top aide to former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyTrump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to distract from negative stories: report White House drafts docs for Trump to revoke more security clearances: report Strzok firing a needed first step to restoring credibility and fairness to the FBI MORE. Rosenberg most recently worked as the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration from 2015 until late last year. Before that, he was chief of staff to Comey, a two-time U.S. attorney and counsel to then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, among other roles in the public and private sector. 

Rick Stilgenbauer has become a public policy adviser in the Phoenix office of law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs. He most recently served as the director of Arizona operations and outreach for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Hill's 12:30 Report Senate gets to work in August — but many don’t show up Rand Paul’s Russia visit displays advancement of peace through diplomacy MORE (R-Ariz.).