Martin Gold, a senior counsel at Covington & Burling, will be leaving the firm to join Capitol Counsel, The Hill has learned.

Capitol Counsel confirmed the move, which reunites Gold with longtime friend and former colleague Denise Henry Morrisey, a founding partner at the firm.  

{mosads}Gold has been at Covington & Burling, an international law and lobby firm, since 2004. His clients include the National Football League, the National Association of Broadcasters and the China-United States Exchange Foundation, among others.

No other details about the move were available, including whether he will be bringing any of his clients with him.

Meanwhile, two high-level Republicans are departing Capitol Counsel to form their own venture called Harbinger Strategies.

A former aide to ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Kyle Nevins, and former GOP Senate leadership staffer John O’Neill are joining forces with Cantor’s most recent chief of staff, Steve Stombres. 

O’Neill had joined Capitol Counsel in 2012 from Ogilvy Government Relations and Nevins had come to the firm straight from Cantor’s office last year.

Capitol Counsel has been one of the most successful firms on K Street. It continues to see revenues grow each quarter, while lobbying fees at other firms mostly remain stagnant. 

John Raffaelli, a founding partner at the firm, has credited that growth to its strategic additions. 

In previous interviews with The Hill, Raffaelli has said that Capitol Counsel puts a priority on politics, policy and process. 

In that vein, Gold literally wrote the book on Senate procedure, authoring Senate Procedure and Practice: An Introductory Manual.

He has given hundreds of tutorial seminars about how the upper chamber operates for audiences comprised of business executives, government staff and officials and those in academia. 

Gold served as the floor adviser and counsel to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), among other roles in the Senate.  

Following his public service, Gold served as the principal and founder of Gold & Liebengood and The Legislative Strategies Group. 

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