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TECHNOLOGY

Apple Inc. hired Bloom Strategic Counsel to work on competition issues in the consumer electronics, software and internet sectors. Seth Bloom, former general counsel for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, will work on the account.

Intel Corp. hired the Klein/Johnson Group to work on issues related to microchip innovation and manufacturing. Israel “Izzy” Klein, former deputy staff director for Democrats on the Joint Economic Committee, and Matthew Johnson, former chief counsel to Sen. John CornynJohn CornynIntelligence leaders push for mandatory breach notification law Senate GOP signal they won't filibuster debate of hate crimes bill Application portal for venue grants down for five days with no updates MORE (R-Texas), will work on the account.

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HEALTH CARE 

Pharmaceutical company EMD Serono Inc. hired Capitol Counsel to work on health policy proposals coming before the House and the Biden administration pertaining to the availability and pricing of prescription drugs. Ann Jablon, former chief of staff to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard NealRichard Edmund NealTrump lawyers argue NY tax return law no longer applies to him Democrats offer competing tax ideas on Biden infrastructure Top Democrat calling for expansion of child care support MORE (D-Mass.), and Robert Diamond, former special assistant to the president and director of private sector engagement under former President Obama, will work on the account.


LABOR 

Yum Restaurant Services Group LLC, whose brands include KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, hired Forbes Tate Partners to work on issues related to the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, labor requirements, and privacy and data collection. Jay Driscoll, former legislative assistant under ex-Sen. Max BaucusMax Sieben BaucusBottom line Bottom line Bottom line MORE (D-Mont.), and Francesca McCrary, former legislative assistant to the late Rep. Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsOvernight Health Care: AstraZeneca may have included outdated data on vaccine trial, officials say | Pelosi says drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package | Biden administration extends special ObamaCare enrollment until August Pelosi: Drug pricing measure under discussion for infrastructure package Bottom line MORE (D-Md.), will work on the account.


EDUCATION

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The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools hired Strategies 360 to work on federal funding for charter schools. Livia Lam, former senior labor policy adviser for Democrats on the House Education and Labor Committee, will work on the account.

Yes Every Kid Inc., which provides educational support for K-12-age children, hired Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas to work on ensuring state and local flexibility to use federal education dollars to best meet the needs of individual families and school-age children. Bruce Mehlman, former general counsel and policy director for the House Republican Conference, and David Castagnetti, former chief of staff to ex-Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), will be among those working on the account.


CRIMINAL JUSTICE

The American Civil Liberties Union hired Keefe Singiser Partners to work on criminal justice reform issues. Maura Keefe, former chief of staff to Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - US vaccine effort takes hit with Johnson & Johnson pause GOP lawmaker 'encouraged' by Biden's Afghanistan strategy Biden sparks bipartisan backlash on Afghanistan withdrawal  MORE (D-N.H.), will work on the account.