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Obama’s MBK Chief Joins Law Firm

Obama’s MBK Chief Joins Law Firm

Broderick Johnson has joined Covington in its Public Policy practice in DC. The public policy and political strategist was most recently a partner at Bryan Cave where he led the firm's public policy and government affairs practice. Before that, Johnson served as Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary under President Barack Obama (acting as the president's primary liaison to members of the Cabinet). He also was appointed Chair of the White House's My Brother's Keeper Task Force. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of My Brother’s Keeper. In the Clinton White House, Johnson was Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs. The 62-year-old Baltimore native also spent time on Capitol Hill serving in several positions in the House, including Assistant Counsel in the Office of the Legislative Counsel and Chief Democratic Counsel for the Committee on Education and the Workforce. The College of the Holy Cross graduate earned his law degree from the University of Michigan, where serves as an Adjunct Professor. “With the Democratic party assuming control of the House, companies across a spectrum of industries will face new challenges advocating for their legislative agendas and responding to congressional inquiries,” said Johnson. “Covington is well positioned to represent those companies before the new Congress, and I am excited to join the firm and expand its practice.” He will be joining another Obama alumnus -- former Attorney General Eric Holder is a Partner at the practice.

Birmingham Mayor Weighs in on Angela Davis Civil Rights Award Controversy 

Birmingham Mayor Weighs in on Angela Davis Civil Rights Award Controversy 

GQ Names Fashion Director 

GQ Names Fashion Director