Tarplin, Downs & Young hires Hoyer adviser

A former senior policy adviser to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) will join Tarplin, Downs and Young next month, the lobby firm announced Tuesday.

The new hire, Elizabeth Murray, has served in a variety of senior advisory roles to Democrats in both the House and Senate, including in the office of former Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.).

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Murray's expertise in healthcare issues spans the Affordable Care Act and well as Medicare, Medicaid and public health legislation, the firm said.

Tarplin, Downs and Young is a well-known bipartisan healthcare lobby shop whose clients include pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers and insurers.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with Liz's experience in healthcare legislation and knowledge of the regulatory process joining our firm," said Linda Tarplin, a founding partner of the firm.

"Our clients will clearly benefit from her health policy expertise and her proven ability to create and implement legislative strategies for complex issues."