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CORONAVIRUS RELIEF

Yelp Inc. hired Squire Patton Boggs to monitor issues related to tax policy in federal legislation addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. Patrick Kirby, legal extern in the Treasury Department Office of the Comptroller of the Currency under former President Obama, will work on the account.

Amazon.com Inc. hired East End Group LLC to work on regulatory and legislative issues related to employer-based testing for COVID-19. Andrew Hawkins, former chief of staff to Rep. Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersOvernight Defense: Trump impeached for second time | National Guard at Capitol now armed, swelling to 20K troops for inauguration | Alabama chosen for Space Command home Top Republican congressional aide resigns, rips GOP lawmakers who objected to Biden win READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE (R-Ala.), and Kelly Childress, former legislative assistant to Rep. John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusGrowing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting House Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit Here are the 17 GOP women newly elected to the House this year MORE (R-Ill.), will work on the account.

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Health care company One Call Corp. hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP to work on issues related to the COVID-19 relief packages and tele-medicine. Travis Norton, former counsel to Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottGOP senator calls Biden's COVID-19 relief plan a 'non-starter' GOP senator questions constitutionality of an impeachment trial after Trump leaves office Biden's minimum wage push faces uphill battle with GOP MORE (R-S.C.), and Russ Sullivan, former staff director for Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.

Pacers Sports & Entertainment hired Barnes & Thornburg LLP to work on COVID-19 stimulus and issues related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. Brandt Hershman, former district director for ex-Rep. Steve Buyer (R-Ind.), will work on the account.

Commercial Space Coalition hired K&L Gates LLP to work on issues related to funding for new national space capabilities in COVID-19 response legislation. Ex-Rep. Jeff DenhamJeffrey (Jeff) John DenhamBusiness groups breathe sigh of relief over prospect of divided government Ex-RNC, Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy charged in covert lobbying scheme Bottom line MORE (R-Calif.), among others, will work on the account.

Basic American Foods, which manufacturers dehydrated potatoes and beans, hired Foley & Lardner LLP to work on COVID-19 relief. Ex-Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif.) will work on the account.


TECHNOLOGY

Zoom Video Communications Inc. hired American Continental Group Inc. to work on issues relating to video conferencing and other communication and collaboration services. David Urban, a member of the Trump 2020 Advisory Committee and former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) before the senator switched parties, and Patrick Grant, former counsel for Democrats on the the Senate Banking Committee, will work on the account.

Instacart hired Harbinger Strategies to work on issues related to food delivery service, including food supply chains, employment classification and safety. Jonathan Slemrod, former associate director of legislative affairs in the Office of Management and Budget under President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 MORE, and John O’Neill, former tax counsel for Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.