Lobbying world

Lobbying world
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Grant Barbosa, former Senate staffer for Vice President Harris, joined Williams & Jensen PLLC as a principal. Barbosa most recently was senior director of federal government affairs and policy at Emergent BioSolutions. He previously served as a legislative assistant for former Rep. Sander LevinSander (Sandy) Martin LevinLobbying world Meet the chairmen legislating Biden's economic agenda Five House Democrats who could join Biden Cabinet MORE (D-Mich.) and a health fellow for former Rep. Xavier BecerraXavier BecerraThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's pre-debate COVID-19 test sparks criticism Biden unveils updated strategy to end HIV epidemic by 2030 Buttigieg has high name recognition, favorability rating in Biden Cabinet: survey MORE (D-Calif.), who is now Health and Human Services secretary.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP hired Joe Jaso as a policy director. Jaso most recently led state government affairs at Viatris, a health care company that was formed when pharmaceutical firms Mylan and Pfizer-owned Upjohn merged.

Jon Bergner launched his own lobbying firm, Exigent Government Relations. Bergner had served as vice president of public policy and federal affairs at the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies since 2007.


Ferox Strategies hired Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia as director of government affairs. Porroa-Garcia previously served as policy director for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Meagan McCanna joined NVIDIA Corp. as director of government affairs. McCanna most recently led government affairs at Airbnb Inc. and previously served as deputy chief of staff to former Rep. John KlineJohn Paul KlineLobbying world NCLB agreement would overhaul Uncle Sam's role in schooling Republican to Pentagon: Release disputed study on women in combat MORE (R-Minn.).

Summit Strategies hired Jake Oken-Berg as a lobbyist. Oken-Berg most recently served as a senior business adviser to Sen. Jeff MerkleyJeff MerkleySenate GOP blocks defense bill, throwing it into limbo Lawmakers call on Olympic committee to press China on human rights abuses Senate Democrats call on Biden to push for COVID-19 vaccine patent waivers at WTO MORE (D-Ore.) and previously served as a special assistant to Sen. Ron WydenRonald (Ron) Lee WydenSenate parliamentarian looms over White House spending bill Democrats push tax credits to bolster clean energy Five reasons for concern about Democrats' drug price control plan MORE (D-Ore.).