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– Alston & Bird hired Shannon Campagna, formerly the director of federal affairs at Mars Inc., as a senior policy adviser on the firm’s legislative and public policy team. “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Shannon in years past and am excited that our clients will now benefit from her knowledge and experience,” former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), who is a special counsel to Alston & Bird, said in a statement. Campagna was previously a vice president of government relations for Safeway and the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
– Kevin J. Wolf, who spent the last seven years as assistant secretary of Commerce for export administration, joined Akin Gump as a partner in the firm’s international trade practice. He is bringing along his senior adviser, Steve Emme. Wolf was also the Commerce Department’s senior official responsible for working with the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
– Jon Ramsey joined APCO Worldwide‘s global technology practice in Seattle from Edelman.
– Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will rejoin New York law firm Paul, Weiss as partner in the firm’s litigation department, Elizabeth Olson reports for The New York Times.
– Breitbart staff writer Julia Hahn will join the White House as special assistant to the president, primarily working under chief strategist Steve Bannon, Alex Isenstadt reports for POLITICO.
ETHICS RULES: The Office of Government Ethics updated its rules for executive branch officials, effective Jan. 1. Highlights, as summarized by Larry Norton, Ron Jacobs and Cristina I. Vessels of Venable, include clarifying that alcoholic beverages count as gifts and requiring prior written authorization for executive officials to attend an event even if they’re not speaking. Also, a social media connection does not count as a personal relationship to make an exception for a gift.
OK, SO THE INAUGURATION bought you an extra day for LDA filings. Send your 4Q16, 4Q15 and full-year ’15 and ’16 figures to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll have full rankings Tuesday.
TOP TALKER: Roll Call‘s Alex Gangitano got video of Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who’s marketing his relationship with the president as the foundation of his new lobbying firm, getting shut out from the inauguration platform. Lewandowski later tweeted a photo to show he made it.
NOT SO FAST: The White House’s freeze on all pending regulations will have only modest impact, Andrew Restuccia and Nick Juliano report for POLITICO Pro. “Since outgoing presidents expect it, there probably aren’t a lot of major regulations it would apply to,” said Susan Dudley, former administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and current director of the George Washington University Regulatory Study Center . The freeze could affect rules including expanding overtime pay, shoring up pipeline safety and stricter safeguards on rail shipments of flammable crude oil.
BROCK THE VOTE: Democratic strategist David Brock told 120 donors gathered at a forum of candidates for Democratic National Committee chair that his cluster of political groups is aiming to raise $40 million to fight the new administration, POLITICO‘s Gabriel Debenedetti reports. Brock tapped journalist David Sirota to lead True Blue Media as a left-wing counterweight to Breitbart, BuzzFeed’s Paul McLeod reported.
MARCH MADNESS: Liberal women’s groups including EMILY’s List and Planned Parenthood are hoping to capitalize on Saturday’s march as an organizing opportunity for future elections, Elena Schneider reports for POLITICO Pro.
BUREAUCRACY: Trump’s threat to cut the government workforce could lead disgruntled employees to leak Congress and media and slow down his policy initiatives, while inspectors general may investigate political appointees, Nancy Cook and Andrew Restuccia report for POLITICO Pro. “The government is a place where it is easier to keep something from getting done than it is to actually do something,” said Robert Shea, an official in George W. Bush ‘s OMB. “All of the work that the new administration wants to get accomplished will depend on the speed and productivity of the federal workforce.” The president’s personnel team led by Kay Coles James and Linda Springer has goals to slash domestic agencies.
STATUS UPDATE: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg‘s recent move to create a new class of non-shares that would allow him to invest and donate his holdings in Facebook without losing control of his company is stoking 2020 speculation, reports The Hill‘s Ali Breland. Facebook’s SEC filing on the new shares specifically states that Zuckerberg would keep control of the company even if he were “serving in a government position or office.” Zuckerberg also recently hired Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, to his charity.
VETTING: Mayer Brown‘s Christian Hudson has a primer in POLITICO Magazine on what to expect and how to prepare.
SPOTTED at the Podesta Group‘s Inaugural Parade-watching party: Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) and John Moolenaar (R-Mich.), Curtis Hill, attorney general of Indiana, Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, Catherine Merrill Williams, the president and publisher of the Washingtonian, Kevin Merida, ESPN senior VP and editor-in-chief at the Undefeated, Amy Greene of GNC, Maria Pica Karp of Chevron, Geoff Morrell of BP, Joe Seidel, managing director of Credit Suisse, Ray Wagner of Enterprise, Kenny Day of iHeart MEDIA, Bruce Harris of Wal-Mart, Andrew Clark of Bridgepoint, David Mack of Lyft, Brian McGuire, chief of staff to Sen. Mitch McConnell, Beth Jafari, chief of staff to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Bob Haueterm, chief of staff to Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas), Paula Dobriansky, a former undersecretary of State, Kathleen and Jake Fox, daughter and son-in-law of DHS Secretary John Kelly, Ryan Williams of FP1 Communications, Joe Pounder, president of America Rising , John Ashbrook, president of Cavalry, Peter Flory, an assistant secretary at the DoD, Dov Zakheim, a former DoD comptroller, and The Podesta Group’s Kimberley Fritts, Kevin McLaughlin, Matt Johnson, Josh Holly, Lauren Maddox, Stephen Rademaker, David Marin, Michael Quaranta and David Moregenstern.
NEW JOINT FUNDRAISERS:
Curbelo/Costello Leadership Committee: Non-Qualified Non-Party, Joint Fundraiser
Building Opportunities For A Stronger Tomorrow B.O.S.T. PAC: Non-Qualified Non-Party, Leadership PAC
Let America Dream Again Action Network: Independent Expenditure-Only Committee, Unauthorized
Let America Dream Again PAC (LADA PAC): Non-Qualified Non-Party, Unauthorized
NYC Ready For Hillary: Single Candidate Independent Expenditure Committee, Unauthorized
Opt Out Of Hate: Independent Expenditure-Only Committee, Unauthorized
NEW LOBBYING REGISTRATIONS
Mee Soon Langohr: Industry Council For Emergency Response Technologies (ICERT)
Squire Patton Boggs: Elekta Inc.
NEW LOBBYING TERMINATIONS:
Susan Platt: Altria Client Services LLC
Capitol Hill Consulting Group: Titeflex
Polaris Government Relations, LLC: Xcel Energy
Alcalde & Fay: City Of Sugar Land, TX
Alpine Group, Inc.: Shell Oil Products US
American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants: American Institute Of Certified Public Accountants
Balch & Bingham, LLP: Hyperion Technology Group, Inc.
Balch & Bingham, LLP: Kruger, Inc.
Balch & Bingham, LLP: Westrock (Formerly Rocktenn)
Capitol Counsel LLC: Navigators Global LLC On Behalf Of Geo Care
Capitol Decisions, Inc.: Bradford Health Services
Capitol Decisions, Inc.: The Watershed Treatment Program
Capitol Decisions, Inc.: University Of Central Oklahoma
Capitol Decisions, Inc.: Van Scoyoc Associates (United Launch Alliance)
Cornerstone Government Affairs, LLC: Airport Consultants Council
Dilworth Paxson LLP: American Congress Of Community Support And Employment Services
Dilworth Paxson LLP: Caveon, LLC
Dinino Associates, LLC: Cornerstone Government Affairs Obo Beam Suntory, Inc.
Dutko Worldwide, LLC D/B/A Grayling: Akamai Technologies
Dutko Worldwide, LLC D/B/A Grayling: Atlantic Tele-Network Inc
Dutko Worldwide, LLC D/B/A Grayling: Card And Associates (For Alliance Health Networks)
Dutko Worldwide, LLC D/B/A Grayling: Donuts
Dutko Worldwide, LLC D/B/A Grayling: Google Inc.
Eris Group (Formerly Known As Bartlett & Bendall): Maximus Inc.
Harbinger Strategies, LLC: International Council Of Shopping Centers, Inc.
Hecht Latham Spencer & Associates, Inc., Formerly Known As Hecht Spencer & Assoc: Eli Lilly And Company
Heroux & Associates, LLC: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Icap Services North America LLC (Formerly ICAP North America, Inc.): Icap Services North America LLC (Formerly ICAP North America Inc )
J.P. Grant LLC: West Bay Asset Management
……..wasn’t there something else?………….
………stay tuned…..film at 11…….