• Alan Elias has joined Mercury/Clark & Weinstock as a vice
president. He last served Sen. Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonRight renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Overnight Tech: Tech listens for clues at Sessions hearing | EU weighs expanding privacy rule | Senators blast Backpage execs Senate poised to confirm Trump's DHS pick after friendly hearing MORE (R-Wis.) as the lead policy
adviser on issues relating to foreign affairs, defense, trade,
intelligence, veterans, the federal budget and transportation. He also
worked for Sen. John McCainJohn McCainUS democracy is in crisis. Trump voters must help us get past it. The rise of Carlson, and the fall of Van Susteren Booker to vote against Tillerson MORE (R-Ariz.) and “helped conduct oversight of
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, border security and
• Dee Buchanan and Con Lass have been hired by Ogilvy Government Relations. Buchanan served most recently as the chief of staff for the House Republican Conference, while Lass worked as the senior director of federal relations at the American Petroleum Institute. Lass has also served on the staff of several members of Congress.
• DLA Piper has announced four office and practice leadership appointments in the firm’s various offices: Heidi Levine will become the co-managing partner of the New York office, David Mendelsohn will become the co-managing partner of the Chicago office, Perrie Weiner is becoming the co-managing partner of both Los Angeles offices and Ann Ford has been named U.S. vice chairwoman of the intellectual property and technology practice.
• Annabelle Canning has been named a partner at Capitol Tax Partners and will focus her practice on advising clients who are “seeking federal legislative solutions to the expanding universe of state tax issues,” according to a statement from the firm. Before joining Capitol Tax Partners, Canning worked as a vice president of state tax policy at Verizon Communications. She has been working on preventing “unfair taxation of digital goods and services.”