Facebook Inc. hired 535 Group LLC to work on issues related to online advertising, content and platform transparency efforts. Jefferies Murray, former chief of staff to Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.), will work on the account.
Wells Fargo & Co. hired 535 Group LLC to work on issues affecting banking institutions including housing finance, Dodd-Frank Act regulations, and capital and liquidity requirements. Murray will work on the account.
Wells Fargo separately hired CGCN Group to work on banking issues. John Stipicevic, former director of floor operations for then-Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Scott Riplinger, former legislative director to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), will work on the account.
Rock Central, a Detroit-based mortgage, real estate and business services company, hired Cypress Advocacy to work on regulations and legislation affecting the housing finance market, as well as issues related to data privacy, beneficial ownership and coronavirus relief. Langston Emerson, former senior legislative assistant to ex-Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), will work on the account.
Goshen Health, based in Indiana, hired Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman PC to work on Medicaid payment reform, fraud and abuse law reform, health care reform and coronavirus funding. Andrew Coats, former legislative assistant to ex-Rep. Mark Souder (R-Ind.), will work on the account.
NeoMatrix Therapeutics hired American Defense International to work on Defense Department appropriations, provisions relating to burn treatment products and Pentagon funding regarding wound care. Van Hipp, deputy assistant secretary of the Army during the George H.W. Bush administration, will work on the account.
Everytown for Gun Safety hired Cogent Strategies to work on issues relating to background checks. Dave Oxner, former policy adviser to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), will work on the account.