February 5, 2015

From Law360

by Andrew Strickler

An ex-managing partner of the former Patton Boggs LLP and a prominent figure among U.S. Food and Drug Administration lobbyists has jumped from the merged Squire Patton Boggs LLP to Polsinelli PC, the firm confirmed Wednesday.

Stuart Pape joins Polsinelli's Washington, D.C., office as a partner and officially arrives Thursday along with partner and FDA specialist Carey Nuttall and of counsel Anne Spiggle. The trio represent nearly the entirety of Squire Patton Boggs' food and drug group.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to practice in an entrepreneurial, fast-growing firm that has attracted sophisticated laterals all over the country and risen to be a national player in just a few short years," Pape said in a statement Wednesday. "The firm's economic and geographic platforms were attractive and match my clients' needs."

Pape, who focuses on FDA and U.S. Department of Agriculture matters and related government policy, investigations and compliance, served as Patton Boggs' managing partner for nearly 15 years, leading the lobbying firm with founder and renowned D.C. insider Thomas Boggs Jr.

At Kansas City, Missouri-based Polsinelli, Pape will work alongside another former Patton Boggs colleague, D.C. office managing partner Phil Feigen, who joined the firm early last year.

"As a former colleague of Stuart's, I'm pleased to reconnect with him again and have his presence, leadership and capabilities in our office, as well as in our national FDA practice," Feigen said.

Pape will collaborate closely with Kevin Sweeney, who leads the firm's life sciences practice, which includes legal as well as lobbying specialists, the firm said.

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