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HEALTH CARE. Marshall & Popp, the government affairs and consulting firm, signed biotechnology company Genentech, Inc., to work on health care policy issues as they relate to the biopharmaceutical industry, including research and development, pricing, value and reimbursement. The firm’s founders, Hazen Marshall, former policy director to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFormer Bush assistant: Mueller report makes Obama look 'just plain bad' 20 years after Columbine, Dems bullish on gun reform Dem says marijuana banking bill will get House vote this spring MORE (R-Ky.), and Monica Popp, former chief of staff to Senate Whip John CornynJohn Cornyn Embattled senators fill coffers ahead of 2020 Trump struggles to reshape Fed Congress opens door to fraught immigration talks MORE (R-Texas), will work on the account.

STUDENT LOANS. The business software company hired Jim Gould Strategies to lobby for legislation that creates tax incentives for employers to help with student loan repayment. The firm’s founder, James Gould, former chief tax counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, will work on the account.

JOB TRAINING. The HOPE Program, a New York–based workforce development organization, hired the firm Davidoff Hutcher & Citron to work on expanding workforce development and job training programs in New York City. Jonathan McCollum, former legislative assistant to ex-Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.), will work on the account.


ENVIRONMENT. Protect Our Winters, a climate advocacy organization based in Colorado, hired High Street Strategies to work on climate and carbon-pricing issues. Matt Mullin, former director at the Environmental Defense Fund, will work on the account. 

The American Fly Fishing Trade Association, which is based out of Montana, also hired High Street Strategies to work on tax, trade and tariff issues impacting the fly fishing industry. Mullin will also work on this account.

BROADBAND. The City of Eugene, Ore., signed Spiegel & McDiarmid to work on H.R. 530, the Accelerating Broadband Deployment by Empowering Local Communities Act, as well as other Federal Communications Commission- and communications-related matters. The firm’s partner Tillman Lay will work on the account. 

SEAFOOD. The Crawfish Processors Alliance, a coalition of crawfish processing businesses, hired The Picard Group to work on seafood industry regulations, labor-related issues, hiring practices and enforcement and compliance with trade regulations. The firm’s founder, Tyron Picard, will work on the account.