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In the wake of the midterm elections, lobbying practices are predictably bolstering their ranks in anticipation of legislative changes on the horizon. There are several new hires to report this week.

DLA Piper welcomed James Miller to its federal-affairs group from Winston & Strawn. Miller focuses on a variety of areas, including health care, energy, and the environment.

Republican strategist Juanita Duggan joined Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s government-relations practice. Duggan has served in the George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan administrations and worked on Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Lauri Hettinger jumped to Holland & Knight, where she’s a senior policy adviser, from the staff of Republican Senator George Voinovich, who plans to retire in 2011.

Republican lobbying shop Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock welcomed Billy Piper as a senior vice president. Piper was previously chief of staff to Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.

There are also some legal moves to announce.

Edward Yingling, president and CEO of the American Bankers Association, will join Covington & Burling in January. He has spent the past 25 years with the ABA and will advise financial institutions on regulatory, transactional, enforcement, and legislative matters as a partner at Covington.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips hired Stephanie Kanwit as counsel for its health-care practice. She was most recently special counsel to the trade association America’s Health Insurance Plans.

Bradley Bondi, formerly deputy general counsel of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, joined Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft as a partner in the business-fraud-and-complex-litigation practice.

WilmerHale added partner Paul Architzel to its securities department from Alston & Bird. Before entering private practice, Architzel served at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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