Polsinelli Lobby Shop Lures Health Care Team

Posted March 31, 2010 at 11:25am

Updated: 12:39 p.m.

Polsinelli Shughart, based in Kansas City, Mo., is adding a team of health care lobbyists from Bryan Cave, including Cynthia Berry, Julius Hobson and Harry Sporidis.

Lobbyists Alan Parver and Steven Stranne will be joining the trio.

The five lobbyists all joined Bryan Cave in 2009 after a merger between Powell Goldstein and Bryan Cave.

Tim Perrin, who also worked at Powell Goldstein, is expected to also join Polsinelli.

Berry, a longtime health care lobbyist, is joining as a partner according to a recent e-mail that she sent announcing her departure. She counts the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, the International Biometric Industry Association and Blue Shield of California as clients, according to lobbying disclosure reports.

Sporidis is a former senior aide to then-Rep. Jim Greenwood (R-Pa.). He also once worked at the Washington Group. Sporidis lobbies on behalf of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Amoena USA Corp. and Theragenics Corp., according to Senate lobbying disclosure reports.

Parver, a senior health care lobbyist, serves as counsel to the National Alliance for Infusion Therapy, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care and the National Home Infusion Association.

Polsinelli’s Jim Davidson was not immediately available for comment.

Bryan Cave’s Broderick Johnson said his firm will “continue to have a robust health care practice” despite the departures. Bill Applegate, Jennifer Stewart and Johnson all represent health care clients for the firm.

Johnson also noted that he expects to announce new hires in the near future.