Former Mercury Public Affairs staffers have launched Actum LLC, a bipartisan shop that opens with about 70 staffers in Sacramento, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Washington and London.
Kirill Goncharenko, founding partner of Mercury & managing partner at Actum, said the new firm is targeting clients looking for “large, meaningful and measurable outcomes at the intersection of politics, media, business and government.”
Actum is stocked with California political veterans such as Sen. Barbara Boxer, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Speaker of the Assembly Fabian Nuñez.
It also has recruited politicos from beyond the Golden State.
Former North Dakota Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp is among the firm’s six co-chairs.
She’s joined by former South Carolina Republican Congressman and Trump White House alum Mick Mulvaney.
He served as director of the Office of Management & Budget, acting chief of staff and special envoy to Northern Ireland, a post that Mulvaney quit on Jan. 7 to protest the trashing of the US Capitol.