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 Rogers (R-Ala.), and Kelly Childress, former legislative assistant to Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), will work on the account.
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 Scott (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 Denham (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.
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 Trump, and John O’Neill, former tax counsel for Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.