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TECHNOLOGY. Facebook recently hired FS Vector LLC to work on issues related to blockchain policy, according to disclosures. John Collins, previously senior professional staff for the Senate Homeland Security Committee, will work on the account. 

 

INFRASTRUCTURE. Piloto Construction LLC, based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, hired the Vogel Group to work on issues relating to construction projects in Puerto Rico. Alex Vogel, former chief counsel to ex-Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.); Brian Johnson, a former director of federal affairs at the American Petroleum Institute; and Samir Kapadia, former executive assistant at the Heritage Foundation, will work on the account.

 

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ENVIRONMENT. The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation hired The Preston Group to work on the Endangered Species Act and appropriations bills on agriculture, the environment and for the Department of the Interior, among other matters. Brittnee Preston, former legislative director to Rep. Markwayne MullinMarkwayne MullinOvernight Energy: Republicans eye top spot on Natural Resources panel | GOP lawmakers push back on bill to make greener refrigerators, air conditioners | Green groups sue Trump over California fracking plans Republicans push back on bipartisan bill to make greener refrigerators, air conditioners Lawmakers beat Capitol Police in Congressional Football Game MORE (R-Okla.), will work on the account. 

 

HEALTH CARE. New Jersey–based Integra LifeSciences Corporation recently hired Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville P.C. to work on Medicare reimbursements for wound care. Julie Allen, previously senior vice president of the District Policy Group at Drinker Biddle, will work on the account.

 

The Preeclampsia Foundation, based in Florida, also hired Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville P.C. to work on maternal mortality issues. Allen will also work on the account.


The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy also hired Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville P.C. to work on Medicare issues and the Phair Pricing Act, which would lower prescription drug costs for patients in the Medicare Part D program. Allen will also work on the account.