Lobbying world

Lobbying world
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Amy Mushahwar is now a partner at Alston & Bird’s Washington, D.C., office as the firm expands its privacy, data security, and emerging technology efforts. She previously was at Davis Wright Tremaine and focuses on data security, cyber risk and privacy issues.

Hamilton Place Strategies hired Bryan DeAngelis, a senior director at Kivvit, to be a managing director and Stephanie Walstrom, most recently with the ONE Campaign, as a director. DeAngelis also worked as communications director for former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Connecticut communications director for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE's 2008 presidential campaign.

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Banner Public Affairs, a bipartisan team of lobbying and communications professionals, in D.C. is moving its digital practice, which is led by Lynn Stinson, to Silicon Valley. The move will expand the firm's digital marketing and issue advocacy capabilities to the West Coast. Stinson is a partner at the firm and has worked there for more than five years. 

Brady, formerly called the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence, hired Christian Heyne as vice president of policy. Heyne previously worked at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. 

Kevin Bankston will be director of privacy policy at Facebook, effective in June. He will focus on developing tools to protect privacy and on shaping Facebook’s privacy policies for emerging technologies. He is currently the director of New America’s Open Technology Institute (OTI). Sarah Morris, currently OTI’s deputy director, will replace him.