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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck promoted Elizabeth Paulsen and Marc Lampkin to serve on its executive committee, which “guides the strategic direction of the firm.” Lampkin will continue his role as the managing partner of Brownstein’s Washington office. Elizabeth Gore, who joined in 2010, has been named the chair of the government relations department, where she will manage both the federal and state lobbying teams. Paulsen, based in the firm’s Denver office, formerly served as the co-chair of Brownstein’s corporate and business department. Lampkin has been with the firm since 2012 and previously served as an adviser to former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Gore once worked as chief of staff for Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.).

Hogan Lovells hired Hilary Tompkins as a partner in its environmental practice. Tomkins formerly served as solicitor for the Interior Department. In her role as the top legal officer at the department, part of her duties included serving as the trustee for the nation’s Native American population. Before that, she served as counsel to former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D). 

{mosads}• Former Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore is joining Cozen O’Connor. He comes from McGuireWoods.

Human Rights First has named Rob Berschinski as its senior vice president for policy. Prior to that, he served in the Obama administration as the deputy assistant secretary of State for democracy, human rights and labor. His resume includes work at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, serving as special assistant to Ash Carter when he was deputy secretary of Defense and working as the director for security and human rights policy at the White House National Security Council. 

Wiley Rein hired Stephen Claeys as a partner in its international trade practice. He comes from a House Ways and Means subcommittee, where he served as trade counsel and led the staff negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, in addition to helping secure passage of the trade promotion authority. Claeys also has experience at the Commerce Department and the White House. 

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