Salesforce.com Inc. hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP to work on policies related to privacy, data security, IT modernization, apprenticeship programs, climate change, immigration and COVID-19 workplace issues. Arshi Siddiqui, former senior policy adviser and ex-counsel to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), will work on the account.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization, a trade association representing biotech firms, hired Peck Madigan Jones to work on issues related to efforts to curb antimicrobial resistance. Sean Richardson, former chief of staff to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), and Andrew McKechnie, former health policy adviser to Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.
Rocket Pharmaceuticals Inc. hired Mercury Public Affairs to work on visa procurement. Former Rep. Toby Moffett (D-Conn.) will work on the account.
Sellers Dorsey, a health care consulting firm, hired Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen & Thomas to work on developments in Medicaid policy. 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
Results for America, a nonprofit that focuses on evidence-based data to advise policymakers, hired Holland & Knight LLP to work on issues around Treasury Department guidance on state and local assistance. Leslie Pollner, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.), will work on the account.
JobGet Inc., a mobile app-based employment platform geared toward the retail and hospitality industries, hired K&L Gates LLP to work on issues related to appropriations regarding labor and employment. Former Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) will work on the account.
Nexus Brands Group LLC hired Foley & Lardner LLP to work on regulations impacting the tattoo, pet grooming and permanent makeup markets. William Ball, former aide to Republicans on the House Natural Resources Committee, will work on the account.
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