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Toyota Motor North America hired Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz to work on tax, trade and other legislative and regulatory issues affecting the automotive industry. Former Senate Democratic Leader Thomas Daschle (S.D.) will work on the account.



The Health Industry Distributors Association hired Avenue Solutions to work on medical supply chain issues, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tracy Spicer, former deputy chief of staff to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), will work on the account.

Retractable Technologies Inc. hired Peck Madigan Jones to work on appropriations, health care and manufacturing. Jen Olson, former legislative director to Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief FBI director faces lawmaker frustration over Capitol breach Juan Williams: Hypocrisy runs riot in GOP MORE (R-S.C.), and Ashli Palmer, former director of floor operations for House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), will work on the account.

Peck Madigan Jones, on behalf of BeiGene USA Inc., hired Tiber Creek Health Strategies to work on trade and other issues affecting the pharmaceutical industry. Bryant Hall, former staff director for Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, will work on the account.


Bluma Wellness/One Plant, a cannabis and bioscience research and development company, hired BGR Government Affairs to provide guidance on regulations and legislation that could impact the bioscience research and development industry. Pete Landrum, former senior defense policy adviser to ex-Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTanden withdraws nomination as Biden budget chief Manchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' MORE (R-Ala.), will work on the account.


The Philanthropy Roundtable hired Miller & Chevalier Chtd. to work on tax policy advice relating to donor-advised funds and private foundations. Jorge Castro, former tax and trade counsel to the late Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio), will work on the account.