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• Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Christopher Giancarlo is joining the Chamber of Digital Commerce’s advisory board. He was nominated to CFTC by then-President Obama and confirmed in June 2014. He left his five-year term in July 2019.


Charlie Spies and Sloane Carlough are both leaving Clark Hill and joining Dickinson Wright. Spies had been at Clark Hill for more than nine years and was chief financial officer and counsel in 2007 for Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe TRUST Act is a plot to gut Social Security behind closed doors Republicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Bring on the brokered convention MORE’s (R-Utah) presidential bid. Carlough had been at Clark Hill for more than two years and previously was a law clerk for the Republican National Committee.

Alston & Bird named Jane Lucas, former special assistant to the president for legislative affairs, as counsel in its D.C. office.

Caryl Stern, former president and CEO of UNICEF USA, is executive director of the Walton Family Foundation, the foundation for the family that started Walmart. 

Hassan El-Tayyab and Ursala Knudsen-Latta joined the Friends Committee on National Legislation team as legislative representative for Middle East policy and legislative representative for peacebuilding policy, respectively. Previously, El-Tayyab was a co-director of Just Foreign Policy and Knudsen-Latta was policy and advocacy coordinator for Saferworld’s Washington office and chaired the U.S. Civil Society Working Group on Women, Peace and Security.