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New Guys on the Block

McDermott, Will & Emery has added three new people to its Washington office, including former Democratic National Committee Chairman Joseph Andrew.

Andrew, who is currently a Democratic candidate for governor of Indiana, will serve as partner in the firm’s corporate department.

Andrew will focus on mergers and acquisitions, principally in the energy, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries. He earned his undergraduate degree at Yale University and also graduated from Yale’s law school.

Paul Hatch, a former consultant to the Bush-Cheney campaign team, is also joining the firm.

Hatch had been serving as executive director of the Republican Governors Association before jumping to McDermott, Will & Emery. He is a Utah native and graduated from the University of Utah.

Douglas Richardson also joins the firm after serving as the executive director and director of policy and communications for the Democratic Governors Association. Richardson is a graduate of Yale University.

Less Filling. Elizabeth Lynch Tobin has been named the director of external affairs for the Beer Institute, where she will serve as liaison to regulatory agencies, advocacy groups and other organizations.

Tobin held a similar position for telecommunications firm XO Communications, Inc. for five years before moving to the Beer Institute.

Prior to that, Tobin worked in the government affairs shop at AT&T. Tobin was an aide to then-Rep. Toby Roth (R-Wis.) and worked for the Dole-Kemp presidential campaign in 1996.

House and Home. The National Multi Housing Council/National Apartment Association has promoted James Arbury to head up its joint legislative program.

Arbury had been overseeing the two groups’ tax and telecommunications programs for the last 10 years.

Arbury has extensive Capitol Hill experience, having served for 13 years as administrative assistant and senior policy adviser to then-Sen. Donald Riegle (D-Mich.), who served as chairman of the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.

Arbury also worked for Ernst & Young and the Chrysler Corporation. He received a bachelor’s from Michigan State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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