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Name From To Notes
Karl Koch Ex-Rep. Jim Davis (D-Fla.) Holland & Knight Former head of health-care practice joins as trade association’s director of government affairs.
Barbara Masters Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service Olsson, Frank & Weeda Former administrator joins firm as senior policy adviser.
Gilberto Ocanas The Ocanas Group Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Former president and CEO joins firm as senior adviser of its national public law and policy strategies group.
Scott Parven Aetna Insurance Parven Pomper Schuyler Former global public policy lobbyist is firm’s co-founder and president
Brian Pomper Senate Finance Committee Parven Pomper Schuyler Former Democratic chief international trade counsel is firm’s co-founder and partner.
Robert Portman Jenner & Block Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Former chairman of firm’s health and association law practice groups joins as partner.
John Russell IV Rep. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal Former deputy to the chief of staff joins firm as managing director of its national public law and policy strategies group.
Beau Schuyler Rep. John Tanner (D-Tenn.) Parven Pomper Schuyler Former legislative director is firm’s co-founder and partner.
Robert Silverstein Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville Director joins as partner.
Melissa Wier Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) Parven Pomper Schuyler Former deputy to the chief of staff is firm’s managing director.



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