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Former Sen. Carl LevinCarl Milton LevinCongress must use bipartisan oversight as the gold standard National security leaders: Trump's Iran strategy could spark war Overnight Defense: McCain honored in Capitol ceremony | Mattis extends border deployment | Trump to embark on four-country trip after midterms MORE (D-Mich.) has joined Michigan-based Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn. He retired from the Senate this year and will begin at the firm in April as a senior counsel and as an adviser to its government relations and regulatory practice group. During his nearly four decades in Congress, Levin served on the Armed Services; the Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committees; and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.

The Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank based in Claremont, Calif., named Michael Pack its president. He is a documentary filmmaker and president of production company Manifold Productions. He has a range of other experience, including having served on the National Council on the Humanities under President George W. Bush. Pack succeeds Brian Kennedy, who has become the head of The Claremont Institute’s newly formed American Strategy Group, which focuses on America’s founders’ view of foreign policy. 

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David Frolio joined Wiley Rein as consulting counsel within its communication practice. Prior to that, he worked as general counsel for the GSM Association, a trade group for the mobile telecommunications industry.

Cornerstone Government Affairs hired Heather Moeder Molino as a vice president to focus on cyber, defense, intelligence and national security policy. She comes from the House Intelligence Committee, where she served as the minority staff director under ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.). She helped manage the committee’s $1.3 million budget and oversee the agencies within the intelligence community. She had worked as deputy chief of staff and director of communications in Ruppersberger’s personal office.

Anna Pavlova is vice president of government relations for Schneider Electric, a global electricity infrastructure company. She will serve in Washington. The company announced the hire, saying she will manage “smart buildings and smart cities, industrial controls,” and other policy issues. She had served as executive director for policy for Johnson Controls.