Lobbying World

• Ronald Rubin has been named a partner in the Washington office of Hunton & Williams in the bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’-rights practice. He most recently served as an enforcement attorney with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s supervision, fair lending and enforcement division.

• Diane Bieri will join Arnold & Porter as a partner in the firm’s Food and Drug Administration and healthcare practice. Bieri worked previously as the executive vice president and general counsel for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, where she “worked with the group’s membership companies to set strategic priorities and advance policy positions.”


• Paul Bledsoe is leaving the Bipartisan Policy Center to start his own firm, Bledsoe & Associates. He served in the Clinton administration and is known for his expertise on energy policy. The new firm will be a “strategic public policy firm specializing in national and global communications on tax and budget policy, energy, natural resources and climate change, among other issues.”

• John Schmitz has joined Bingham McCutchen as a partner in its global regulatory and transactional practice, and will also be joining the firm’s subsidiary, Bingham Consulting. He previously served as the managing partner of Schmitz Global Partners and was a founding partner at Mayer Brown’s Berlin office.

• Mark Lloyd will join the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute to lead its media policy initiative. He worked as the associate general counsel/chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission. The foundation describes the media policy initiative as a program that “formulates policy and regulatory reforms to foster the development of a healthy media.” Lloyd also worked as an affiliate professor of public policy at Georgetown University.

• Scott Stewart is joining Husch Blackwell’s environmental and natural resources group as a partner. Before that, he worked as a partner at Patton Boggs. He has “provided counseling on matters related to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, Resources Conservation and Recovery Act and Toxic Substances Control Act, among others.” Stewart also worked in the environmental enforcement section of the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division.