Maya Seiden, who served in the Obama Administration's State Dept. for five years, and was special assistant for the Energy Dept. and White House Cabinet Secretary under Bill Clinton, is now at Republican-leaning BGR Group.
The Embassy of Ecuador has hired the firm of former liberal Congressman Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts to improve bilateral ties with it and the U.S. and to keep on top of Chevron's "communications strategies and lobbying efforts" in both federal Washington and think tanks.
Shirley & Banister handled media connected with the Supreme Court's landmark Hobby Lobby ruling, exempting closely held corporations from the Affordable Care Act's requirement to provide workers with insurance coverage for birth control due to religious beliefs.
DLA Piper represents Bahrain, which is in the midst of a bloody three-year old crackdown of its majority Shiite population, before Congress as it seeks support for what it says are its anti-terrorism efforts.
Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld a ten-month contract to court Congress on funding a "Maglev" (magnetic levitation) train in the northeast corridor from D.C. to Baltimore.
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