Larry Irving is leaving Hewlett-Packard to return to consulting, the company said Wednesday.
Irving, the company's vice president of global government affairs, has been with HP since 2009 and oversaw the company's government affairs office in Washington, D.C. During the Clinton administration, Irving headed the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
Irving is moving back to consulting and his first client will be Hewlett-Packard starting July 1.
"Larry's unique perspective on business, technology and government has been invaluable to HP," Michael Holston, HP's executive vice president and general counsel, said in a statement. "I fully expect that HP will continue to seek his counsel, especially in the area of federal technology policy, in years to come."
Holston said John Schultz, HP's vice president and deputy general counsel for litigation, will handle Irving's duties until a replacement is found.
In other personnel news, Courtney Sanders, who handles press issues for Senate Commerce ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, also is departing Capitol Hill for a job at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wednesday is her last day on the committee. Hutchison is retiring from the Senate when her term expires at the end of 2012.