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FOOD. Beyond Meat, based in California, recently hired Covington & Burling to work on education and outreach related to plant-based meat products, according to disclosures. Muftiah McCartin, former assistant House parliamentarian, and Gabriel Neville, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Joe PittsJoseph (Joe) R. PittsBottom Line Progress in the fight against human trafficking Pitts op-ed misses mark on Democrat 'betrayals' over ObamaCare MORE (R-Pa.), will work on the account.


TRADE. Consumer electronics company Tile hired Akin Gump to work on issues regarding Section 301 tariffs. Brian Pomper, former international trade counsel on the Senate Finance Committee, and Justin McCarthy, former special assistant to President George W. Bush on legislative affairs, will work on the account.



DEFENSE. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., hired American Continental Group to work on issues related to unmanned aerial vehicles. David Urban, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), and Michael Barbera, former chief of staff to former Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), will work on the account.


HEALTH CARE. Electromedical Products International, Inc., a Texas-based company that manufacturers medical, surgical, ophthalmic and veterinary instruments, hired McGuireWoods Consulting to work on the Food and Drug Administration's classification of devices. Stephanie Kennan, former senior health policy adviser to Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenSenate approves sweeping coronavirus measure in partisan vote Senate inches toward COVID-19 vote after marathon session Senate Democrats vote to provide 0 unemployment benefits into September MORE (D-Ore.), and Ryan Bernstein, former chief of staff to Sen. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenOVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats reintroduce road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 | Kerry presses oil companies to tackle climate change | Biden delays transfer of sacred lands for copper mine Biden reignites immigration fight in Congress McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time MORE (R-N.D.), will work on the account.


MEDIA. Media and lifestyle company Playboy Enterprises International, based in California, hired Blank Rome Government Relations to work on issues related to copyright and intellectual property infringement in China. Jennifer Ellison, former staff assistant on the House Armed Services Committee, will work on the account.