BP Corp. hired the Washington Tax & Public Policy Group to lobby on international trade issues. Brian Diffell, former legislative director for Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), will work on the account.
Airbnb Inc. hired Porterfield, Fettig & Sears LLC to lobby on issues related to housing finance. Dwight Fettig, former Democratic staff director of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, will work on the account.
The Financial Technology Association hired Cypress Advocacy LLC to lobby on issues related to payments, credit access and banking-fintech partnerships. Lisa Peto, former Democratic chief counsel for the House Financial Services Committee, will work on the account.
SpaceX hired Blank Rome Government Relations to resolve regulatory uncertainties regarding its offshore recovery operations. David Jansen, former Democratic staff director of the House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation subcommittee, will work on the account.
Genentech Inc. hired Ogilvy Government Relations to lobby on issues related to public health preparedness and drug access for minority communities. Dean Aguillen, former senior adviser to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), will work on the account.
Truepill hired TCH Group to lobby for government contracts pertaining to prescription drugs, diagnostics and telehealth. Michael Tongour, former GOP counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, will work on the account.
The Fair Access to Interstate Remedies Coalition hired Capitol Tax Partners LLP to lobby for an overhaul to the Tax Injunction Act, which limits the ability of federal courts to hear state tax cases. Patrick Heck, former Democratic chief tax counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.