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TECHNOLOGY. Technology company Bytedance Inc. recently hired Covington & Burling to provide advice on tech policy issues, according to disclosures. Layth Elhassani, former special assistant to President Obama at the White House Office of Legislative Affairs; Samantha Clark, former general counsel at the Senate Armed Services Committee; Lindsey Tonsager, former law clerk for the Federal Communications Commission; and Morgan Schreurs, the former oversight and investigations law clerk for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will work on the account.

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Advantest America Inc., a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company, hired Girard Government Relations to work on building support for innovation and multinational technology partnerships. Jamison Girard, former senior legislative assistant to ex-Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), will work on the account.

CHILD SAFETY. The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse at Johns Hopkins University, which conducts research to help prevent child sexual abuse through public health, hired Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates to work on funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reauthorizing the Adam Walsh Act. The law created the national sex offender registry in 2006. Tiffany Kaszuba, the firm’s vice president, and Lindsey Trischler, former advocacy associate at the International Myeloma Foundation, will work on the account.

AGRICULTURE. SBM Life Science, a company that creates and manufactures products for crops and the home, hired DCLRS to work on product registration issues. The firm’s founder, David Crow, a former aide to former Rep. Tom Coleman (R-Mo.), will work on the account.

FINANCE. California-based Proof of Stake Alliance hired Paul Hastings to work on the Consumer Financial Choice and Capital Markets Protection Act of 2017, which allows money market funds, under certain conditions, to operate using different methods of valuation. Dina Ellis Rochkind, former aide to ex-Rep. Mike CoffmanMichael (Mike) Howard CoffmanBottom Line Koch political arm endorses Colorado Sen. Gardner 20 years after Columbine, Dems bullish on gun reform MORE (R-Colo.) and Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyNSA improperly collected US phone records in October, new documents show Overnight Defense: Pick for South Korean envoy splits with Trump on nuclear threat | McCain blasts move to suspend Korean military exercises | White House defends Trump salute of North Korean general WH backpedals on Trump's 'due process' remark on guns MORE (R-Pa.), will work on the account.