Peter Oppenheim has been hired as an education policy director and counsel for the Republican staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Oppenheim was legislative counsel to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. He has worked as a managing associate for Carmen Group, a lobbying firm. He also has worked as a research assistant for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.
Lindsey Ward Seidman has been hired as a senior policy adviser for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Seidman was a Republican staff member for the Senate Rules Committee. She also worked as a policy director for Alexanderís 2008 Senate campaign.
Colin Roskey has been hired at law and lobbying firm Cozen OíConnor as a member in the health care group and at lobbying subsidiary Cozen OíConnor Public Strategies. Roskey was a partner in the health care legislative and public policy group at law and lobbying firm Alston & Bird. He has worked as a health policy adviser and staff counsel for the Senate Finance Committee. He also has worked as an attorney in the health care group at law and lobbying firm Mintz Levin.
Matthew C. Hicks has been promoted to member at law and lobbying firm Caplin & Dreysdale. Hicks was an associate in the tax controversies, tax litigation and tax crimes practice groups. He has worked as a trial attorney at the Justice Departmentís tax division. He also has worked as a law clerk for U.S. Circuit Judge Frank E. Schwelb.
The following people have been elected partners at Arnold & Porter:
Christopher Allen is a member of the financial services group. He was an associate.
Michael B. Bernstein is a member of the antitrust/competition group. He was an associate.
Joshua M. Davis is a member of the litigation practice group. He was an associate.
Jay Tibbets has been hired as senior vice president and interim president of the sporting group at ATK, an aerospace, defense, and commercial products company.
Chuck Reiche has been promoted to vice president of corporate business development at iGov. He was program manager for the tactical collaborative work suite program. He also served in the Marine Corps as a communications/information systems officer and defense acquisitions workforce professional.
On January 3, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., raises her right hand as her son Henry messes up her hair while Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., delivers the ceremonial swearing-in in the Old Senate Chamber. Gillibrand's other son Theodore, lower right, looks on.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.