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CORONAVIRUS

Humanigen Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, hired Van Scoyoc Associates to work on COVID-19 therapeutic lobbying. Carlisle Clarke, former professional staff member for Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee, and Katie Vanlandingham, former legislative assistant to ex-Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), will work on the account.

The Dr. Rath Research Institute, a nonprofit medical research group, hired Dan Burton International LLC to work on COVID-19 therapy lobbying. Former Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) will work on the account.

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MicroGEM International PL, a molecular biology, DNA and RNA extraction company, hired Cornerstone Government Affairs Inc. to work on issues related to COVID diagnostic manufacturing. Susan Sweat, former legislative director to Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerWall Street Journal: GOP Electoral College 'stunt' will hurt US, Republican Party Bipartisan group of senators: The election is over Southwest Airlines says it won't furlough workers after Trump signed relief bill MORE (R-Miss.), and Christopher Sarley, former policy coordinator for Republicans on the House Energy and Committee, will work on the account.


BANKING

The Walt Disney Co. hired Ferox Strategies to work on general issues related to communications policy. Cristina Antelo, former legal fellow for the Senate Democratic Steering Committee, will work on the account.

Enhanced Compliance Solutions Inc., a compliance and risk management company, also hired Ferox Strategies to work on general issues related to banking policy. Antelo and Mark Williams, former chief of staff to Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayThompson named top Republican on Agriculture Bottom line House Republican introduces amendment to include farm aid in stopgap funding bill MORE (R-Texas), will work on the account.


TECHNOLOGY

Safety avionics technology company Iris Automation Inc. hired Holland & Knight LLP to work on drone operations. Joel Roberson, former committee liaison for the House Republican Conference, and Leslie Pollner, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.), will work on the account.

Bungie Inc., a video game developer, hired Platinum Advisors to work on issues potentially affecting the video game industry, including intellectual property protections, esports and telecommunications law. Erik Huey, former senior vice president of government affairs at the Entertainment Software Association, will work on the account.