Updated on 3/29/13
Brown Rudnick has lost one of its Washington lobbyists to Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Manatt announced Wednesday.
Anne Saunders Fabry joined Manatt as a senior government affairs adviser in the firm's federal government affairs and public policy practice group. Fabry, who will focus on lobbying the U.S. Senate, specializes in advising local governments and nonprofit organizations, as well as technology, energy, financial services, transportation, defense and education companies. Her arrival follows the addition this year of former Aegis LLC president and chief executive officer Kristi Rogers as a managing director in the firm's federal government affairs and public policy practice group.
Fabry said she and Manatt federal government affairs and public policy practice group chairman James Bonham previously worked together at Brown Rudnick, prompting her decision to join the firm.
"That was exciting to me," she said.
At Manatt, she is still developing her client roster, which so far has four accounts from Brown Rudnick and an emphasis on Connecticut. Aside from the early education Parent-Child Home Program in New York, her clients that followed her to Manatt include the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the city of Stratford, which are all in Connecticut.
Prior to joining Brown Rudnick in 2004, Fabry spent four years as a director of legislative and corporate affairs at federal lobbying shop Michael Lewan Co. She also worked for liberal think tank Progressive Policy Institute as a project and administrative coordinator and former Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) as a special assistant to his chief of staff.