Barnhart last year was campaign manager for Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.). Also coming on board: Nate Blake, a former Martinez campaign aide.
Trade Representative Lawyer Goes Private
John Veroneau, previously general counsel at the U.S. Trade Representative's office, went private sector this week, joining DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary as a partner.
Thompson Joins Firms, But Not to Lobby (The Washington Post, Mar 10, 2005)
Strange Bedfellows for International Affairs (The Washington Post, Mar 3, 2005)
Bolstering the Log Cabin Message (The Washington Post, Feb 17, 2005)
Liberals Ready When Bell Sounds (The Washington Post, Feb 10, 2005)
Clean Air Act in Peril, Head of New Group Says (The Washington Post, Feb 3, 2005)
More Special Interests
While he's looking forward to a "legal trade practice," Veroneau said that "nine out of 10 legal problems have a legal, policy and political aspect."
Veroneau said he is barred from representing clients before the USTR for a year and from representing a foreign government for a year.
An Aura of Authority
The sweet smell of success: Pamela G. Bailey will be the new chief executive of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, starting April 4. She will succeed E. Edward Kavanaugh, who is retiring.
Bailey is coming from the Advanced Medical Technology Association, where she is chief executive. She was deputy director of the Reagan White House Office of Public Affairs.
Also on the Move
Also moving around . . . Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.), is hot off the speakers circuit, joining Hill & Knowlton as a senior counselor in its health and pharmaceuticals practice. She has worked in a number of health care posts, including at Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn., Pfizer Inc. and Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., according to a statement from Hill & Knowlton.
Also joining Hill & Knowlton: Jeffrey Levine, a former CNN health reporter, as senior vice president of health care media relations. Most recently, he was health communications director at the American Institutes for Research.
Janet Mullins Grissom, who retired as the chief Washington lobbyist for Ford Motor Co., has joined Johnson, Madigan, Peck, Boland & Stewart as a partner. Earlier, she ran the senatorial campaign for Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and was national field director in the successful presidential campaign of George H.W. Bush.
Dorothy R. Jackson, a Hill veteran and a consultant to the American Gaming Association, serving as a liaison to the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP and minority businesses, has gone in-house at the gambling group as vice president of government affairs.