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FINANCIAL SERVICES

Bank of America Corp. hired Empire Consulting Group to lobby on issues and proposals related to banking and financial services. Brandon Garrett, a former policy adviser for Obama for America, will work on the account.

Wells Fargo & Co. hired Cypress Advocacy LLC to lobby on general banking issues. Chris Brown, former Republican senior professional staffer on the House Financial Services Committee, will work on the account.

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TECHNOLOGY

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Inc. hired Invariant LLC to lobby on issues related to semiconductors, infrastructure, taxes, trade, cybersecurity and competition. Varun ​Krovi, former chief of staff to Rep. Brenda LawrenceBrenda Lulenar LawrenceDemocratic anger grows over treatment of Haitian migrants Black Caucus meets with White House over treatment of Haitian migrants Bottom line MORE (D-Mich.), will work on the account.

Michigan information technology firm ​ProQuest LLC hired Capitol Tax Partners LLP to lobby on legislative and regulatory issues related to corporate stock. Sarah Shive, former senior counsel to Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowSenate Democrats dial down the Manchin tension Democrats surprised, caught off guard by 'framework' deal Congress facing shutdown, debt crisis with no plan B MORE (D-Mich.), will work on the account.


DEFENSE

Security consulting firm Securitas hired Holland & Knight LLP to lobby on appropriations and a section of the CARES Act that reimburses contractors that provide paid leave to employees due to the pandemic. Former Rep. Tom Davis (R-Va.), ex-chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, will work on the account.

Aviation company AAR Corp. hired Taft Advisors LLC to lobby on appropriations and defense spending bills. Clayton Heil, former Republican deputy staff director on the Senate Appropriations Committee, will work on the account.

HP Inc. hired Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C. to lobby on Department of Defense procurement. Brian Schaffner, former senior legislative assistant to former Rep. Kathleen Hochul (D-N.Y.), will work on the account.