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• Hilary Rosen has joined Brunswick Group as managing partner of its Washington office. She is political director and editor-at-large for The Huffington Post. Rosen also is the former chairwoman and chief executive officer of the Recording Industry Association of America, and a well-known political contributor and on-air analyst for CNN.

{mospagebreak}• Mark T. Esper has been named by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as vice president of Europe and Eurasia. Esper served as executive vice president at the Aerospace Industries Association of America and was chief of staff for the Heritage Foundation. He is a former deputy assistant secretary in the Defense Department and was director of national security affairs for former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.).

• Paul Clement has returned to King & Spalding to establish an expanded national appellate practice and a strategic counseling practice. Spalding was the U.S. solicitor general and has argued 49 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Clement has clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He was also chief counsel for the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights.

• Michael Drobac has been hired by the Online Publishers Association as its vice president of government affairs. Drobac was most recently director of government affairs for IAC. He was also a legislative aide to Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) and worked with Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Norm Coleman (R-Minn.).

• Melissa Schwartz has joined Powell Tate as its new vice president. Schwartz was the communications director for Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and served as the communications director for the Association of the Performing Arts Presenters. Schwartz also worked with the Interfaith Dialogue.

• Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz has hired Susan McBee, Teresa Lavenue, Gautam Prakash and Mridula Pottathil. All four will be working in the firm’s expanded life sciences division of its intellectual property practice group based in the Washington office.

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