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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 CrapoSenate panel to vote on controversial Trump Fed pick Shelton GOP skeptical of polling on Trump GOP: Trump needs a new plan MORE (R-Idaho), and Derrick White, former deputy communications director to ex-Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchMellman: Roberts rescues the right? DACA remains in place, but Dreamers still in limbo Bottom line 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 TrumpDeSantis on Florida schools reopening: 'If you can do Walmart,' then 'we absolutely can do schools' NYT editorial board calls for the reopening of schools with help from federal government's 'checkbook' Mueller pens WaPo op-ed: Roger Stone 'remains a convicted felon, and rightly so' 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 WydenTrump administration to impose tariffs on French products in response to digital tax Mnuchin: Next stimulus bill must cap jobless benefits at 100 percent of previous income Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits 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.