Manatt, Phelps & Phillips has picked up the founder and managing partner of Capitol Management Initiatives for its lobby shop in Washington, the law firm announced on Tuesday.
Scott Hatch, who started Capitol Management Initiatives in 2001, joined Manatt as a managing director in the firm's government and regulatory policy group. He will assist clients with "business strategy and brand management, legislative and political advocacy, and organizational development," according to the firm.
Hatch couldn't immediately be reached for comment. But, in a written statement released by Manatt, Hatch said the firm's "dynamic, bipartisan team of talented strategists" attracted him to it.
Hatch this year has lobbied for security company Aegis LLC, defense electronics maker SELEX Galileo Inc. and Catholic Charities USA, according to congressional records. His first client at Capitol Management Initiatives was what became the ONE Campaign, the anti-poverty group founded by U2's Bono.
The lobbyist joins Manatt with Capitol Management Initiatives strategic initiatives director Dana Marston and project liaison intern Hilary Kelly. At Manatt, Marston is a government affairs adviser, and Kelly is a legislative assistant.
Prior to starting Capitol Management Initiatives, Hatch held jobs that included executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee and chief floor assistant to then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Texas).