Facebook Bolsters Hill Clout With 2 Lobbyist Hires

Law360, New York (March 20, 2012, 10:14 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. has hired a former aide to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and a Congressional Hispanic Caucus leader to bolster its outreach efforts, the company announced this week, following Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. in ramping up its Washington presence in the face of proposed privacy legislation and increased regulatory scrutiny.

Facebook said Tuesday that Greg Maurer — a former aide to Boehner — will join it as director of public policy on April 2, leading House outreach efforts with public policy manager Chris Herndon....
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