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• HEALTH. America’s Health Insurance Plans, the trade association representing health insurance companies, recently hired Alston & Bird to work on issues related to the health insurance industry, according to disclosures. Jane Lucas, former special assistant to the president in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, and Elinor Hiller, former senior adviser in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Office of the Administrator, will work on the account.

 

Horizon Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical manufacturer of a drug product for thyroid eye disease, hired Forbes-Tate to work on issues related to pharmaceutical drugs. Barrett Thornhill, former legislative assistant to Sen. Mike CrapoMichael (Mike) Dean CrapoLobbying blitz yields wins for airlines, corporations, banks, unions Stimulus empowers Treasury to rescue airlines with billion in direct assistance White House, Senate reach deal on trillion stimulus package MORE (R-Idaho), and Derrick White, former deputy communications director to ex-Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchBottom line Bottom line Trump administration backs Oracle in Supreme Court battle against Google MORE (R-Utah), will work on the account.

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• TRADE. The American Distilled Spirits Association hired Mercury Public Affairs to provide government relations and consulting work on matters of trade. Bryan Lanza, former communications director for President TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE’s transition team, will work on the account.

 

The airline company ANA Holdings hired Banner Public Affairs to work on travel and trade issues. Christian Whiton, former senior adviser at the State Department, and Matt Bormet, former legislative assistant to Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenDemocrats press Mnuchin to defend T coronavirus stimulus IG Hillicon Valley: FCC chief proposes 0M telehealth program | Twitter takes down posts promoting anti-malaria drugs for coronavirus| Whole Foods workers plan Tuesday strike Trump says election proposals in coronavirus stimulus bill would hurt Republican chances MORE (D-Ore.), will work on the account.

 

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• CYBERSECURITY. Synack Inc., a cybersecurity platform based in California, hired Cornerstone Government Affairs to work on engaging the Homeland Security Department, Defense Department and lawmakers on cybersecurity issues. Connie LaRossa, former legislative director in the Defense Department’s Office of Counternarcotics and Global Threats, and Charles Carithers, former professional staff for Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee, will work on the account.

 

• ENERGY. Calpine Corporation, an electricity generator and retail power provider based in Houston, hired former Rep. Ryan CostelloRyan Anthony CostellloBottom line Former GOP Rep. Costello launches lobbying shop Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts MORE (R-Pa.) of Ryan Costello Strategies to work on issues related to natural gas and geothermal resources, electricity markets and the grid, and energy tax credits.