HP loses head of lobbying team

HP announced Wednesday that the head of its global government affairs team will be leaving the firm to pursue other interests next month.

Vice President for Global Government Affairs Larry Irving recently informed HP that he will be leaving the firm, effective July 1. A former White House technology adviser, Irving joined HP in 2009.

During his tenure he led the firm's Washington office and represented the tech giant's interests to government officials and other policy stakeholders.

“Larry’s unique perspective on business, technology and government has been invaluable to HP,” said Executive Vice President Michael Holston. “I fully expect that HP will continue to seek his counsel, especially in the area of federal technology policy, in years to come.”

Irving will transition from his current leadership position to a strategic partner role providing political and policy consulting services to the firm upon his departure.

While HP searches for his replacement, the global government affairs team will report to vice president and deputy general counsel for litigation John Schultz.