Lobbying World

Jim Walsh has joined K&L Gates as a government affairs counselor. Walsh represented New York’s 25th and 27th congressional districts as a Republican House member for close to 20 years. As an Appropriations Committee member, he was the ranking member for the panel’s Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee before retiring last year.

Nick Leibham is also joining K&L Gates as of counsel. Leibham, a former deputy criminal prosecutor in the office of the San Diego City Attorney, was a Democratic congressional candidate last year.

Deborah Pryce has joined Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice as part of the firm’s federal and state government-affairs team. Pryce, a Republican, was an eight-term congresswoman representing Ohio’s 15th district. She did not run again in the 2008 election after announcing her retirement in 2007.

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice has also added four other people to its lobbying team: Harry J. Katrichis, Vicki J. Hicks, Garrett Perdue and Lori Salley. Katrichis joins the firm from Foley & Lardner and also worked on Capitol Hill as counsel to the House Small Business Committee. Hicks served in the Clinton administration’s Agriculture Department and as an aide to former Sen. Quentin Burdick (D-N.D.). Perdue is rejoining the firm after working at Jones Lange LaSalle and on the 2008 campaign of North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue (D), his mother. Salley was chief of staff to former Rep. Pryce.

Charles D. Jones is joining Timmons and Co. as vice president. Jones was the staff director for the Senate Subcommittee on Economic Policy and was a principal adviser to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.). He also worked in the Clinton administration at the State Department and at the White House. Jones also was an aide for former Sen. David Pryor (D-Ark.).

Daniel M. Price is rejoining Sidley Austin as a senior partner for global issues and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Price was an assistant to President George W. Bush and a deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. He also was principal deputy general counsel in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

John K. Veroneau has been hired by Covington & Burling as a partner in the firm’s international practice. Veroneau was Deputy U.S. Trade Representative in the George W. Bush administration. He also served as general counsel for the office and was the assistant secretary of Defense for legislative affairs in the Clinton administration.