HEALTH CARE. Intact Vascular, Inc., a manufacturer of products to treat peripheral artery disease, hired Liberty Partners Group to work on physician payment and policy issues relating to the disease. Jason McKitrick, a former analyst on the House Budget Committee, Eric Berger, a former staffer on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Stacey Smith, a former legislative assistant to ex-Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), will work on the account.
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center hired Tarplin, Downs & Young to work on proposed Medicare alternative payment mechanisms for radiation oncology. Michelle Easton, former chief health counsel on the Senate Finance Committee, and Elizabeth Murray, former senior policy adviser for Majority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), are among those working on the account.
FINANCIAL SERVICES. ACA International, an association of credit and collection professionals, hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to work on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed rule on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Zachary Pfister, former legislative director to ex-Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.), Milan Dalal, former staff director on the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment, and Travis Norton, former counsel to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), will work on the account.
PETS. Indiana-based Midwestern Pet Foods, Inc. hired Venable LLP to work on issues related to pet food regulations. Former Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) will work on the account.
HOUSING. Kaufman Jacobs, a real estate developer in Chicago, hired Carmen Group Incorporated to work on federal housing opportunities. Carmen Group CEO and founder David Carmen and executive managing director Dal Harper will work on the account.