LOBBYING: Marti Thomas, Janet Marchibroda come aboard at Bockorny Group
Bipartisan lobbying firm Bockorny Group has hired Democrat Marti Thomas and Republican Janet Marchibroda. Thomas was managing director at Gephardt Government Affairs and previously worked for The Duberstein Group and Quinn Gillespie; earlier in her career she was a floor assistant to House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt and was deputy assistant Treasury secretary for tax and budget in the Clinton administration. Marchibroda comes from the Bipartisan Policy Center, where she was director of its Health Innovation Initiative. She previously led stakeholder engagement for the Health and Human Services Department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and was chief health care officer for IBM.
CONGRESS: Caroline Boothe promoted to Sessions's chief of staff
GOP Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas has named Caroline Boothe as his chief of staff. Boothe has served as communications director for both Sessions’s personal office and the House Rules Committee, which he chairs. She has spent her entire career with Sessions, starting as a staff and press assistant before being promoted to press secretary.
LAW: Jessica Matelis rejoins Foley & Lardner
Jessica Matelis has rejoined Foley & Lardner as a partner in its securities-enforcement and litigation practice, having previously been an associate at the firm from 2004 to 2008. Matelis was most recently senior counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division. Earlier in her career she worked in private practice as an associate for Sullivan & Cromwell and Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
ENVIRONMENT: Mary Bridget Neumayr nominated to CEQ
Mary Bridget Neumayr, who is chief of staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, has been nominated to serve as a member on the CEQ. Neumayr began her career as a lawyer in private practice before joining the Justice Department in 2003 as counsel to the assistant attorney general for environment and natural resources. She then served as deputy general counsel for the Energy Department and worked for the House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans. She ended her time on the committee as deputy chief counsel for energy and environment.
LAW: Scott Doyle joins Greenberg Traurig as shareholder
Greenberg Traurig has hired Scott Doyle as a shareholder and member of its global-intellectual-property and technology-practice group, and chair of its International Trade Commission practice. Doyle was a partner and IP litigator at Fried Frank and Shearman & Sterling. He also worked at the ITC and in the telecommunications sector for Liberty Media and Liberty Broadband as senior vice president of IP and business development.
HOUSE RACES: Molly Gillaspie heads to Greg Pence campaign
Molly Gillaspie has left the office of GOP Rep. Luke Messer of Indiana, where she had been communications director since 2016, to serve in the same role on Greg Pence’s House bid in Indiana’s 6th District; she was also communications director on Messer’s Senate bid. Gillaspie began her career as a press secretary in the Indiana state Senate.