3M Co. hired Becker & Poliakoff PA to work on issues related to the Defense Production Act. Omar Franco, former chief of staff to Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), and Bert Gomez, former senior vice president at Univision Communications, will work on the account.
The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization hired Hannegan Landau Poersch & Rosenbaum Advocacy LLC to work on issues concerning access to Medicare hospice benefits, reimbursement for the Medicare hospice benefit, community-based palliative care and advanced care illness management, regulatory relief and COVID relief. Jay Sulzmann, former legislative director to ex-Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), will work on the account.
Ford Motor Co. hired Marshall & Popp LLC to work on government policies affecting the company. Monica Popp, former chief of staff to then-Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Hazen Marshall, former policy director to then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), will work on the account.
Sherwin-Williams Co. hired Ogilvy Government Relations to work on issues related to paints and coatings. Jerome Murray, former chief of staff to Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-V.I.), and Chris Giblin, former chief of staff to Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), will work on the account.
The International Business Machines Corp. hired Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP to work on issues related to quantum computing and the QUEST Act of 2020, which directs the Department of Energy to facilitate access to U.S. quantum computing hardware and quantum computing clouds for research purposes. Smith and Virgil Miller, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), will work on the account.
Software company Salesforce.com Inc. hired Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP to work on issues related to IT and software utilization throughout the federal government. Former Rep. James Moran (D-Va.) will work on the account.
Texas-based technology company Garrett Electronics Inc. hired Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP to work on small business and domestic production related government contracting issues. Former Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Sam Olswanger, former legislative aide to Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), will work on the account.