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Mastercard Inc. hired The Duberstein Group to work on cybersecurity, data privacy, antitrust and other issues. Elizabeth Kelley, who served as special assistant to former President Obama and chief of staff to the National Economic Council, will work on the account.

Oracle America Inc. hired The Cormac Group LLC to work on privacy and security issues and Defense Department procurement. Patrick Williams, former vice president of federal affairs for AT&T, will work on the account.


The Information Technology Industry Council hired Tiber Creek Group to work on issues related to the tech industry. Ashli Palmer, former director of floor operations for House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), will work on the account.

Renaissance Technologies LLC founder James Simons hired Crossroads Strategies to work on issues related to the National Science Corps and the China competitiveness bill. Former Sens. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and John Breaux (D-La.) will work on the account.


The National Apartment Association hired Porterfield, Fettig & Sears LLC to work on rental housing issues. Dwight Fettig, staff director for Democrats on the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee from 2011 to 2012, will work on the account.


RAI Services Co. hired the Peter Damon Group LLC to work on tax and regulatory issues. Darren Peters, senior adviser to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats worry negative images are defining White House Heller won't say if Biden won election Whitmer trailing GOP challenger by 6 points in Michigan governor race: poll MORE’s 2016 presidential campaign, will work on the account.