EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—MWW Group has acquired the government relations practice of financial services law firm Jorden Burt, as well as the practice’s six staff under the leadership of Marilyn Berry Thompson, who will serve as an executive vice president at MWW Group.
MWW Group’s expanded government relations team will support state and local governments, higher education institutions, medical schools, hospitals, research entities, corporations and financial institutions in areas ranging from federal funding and appropriations matters, to tax, employee benefits, and economic and infrastructure development.
While with Jorden Burt, where she served for over 15 years, Thompson was chair of the firm’s government relations practice team and director of government relations, responsible for congressional relations and federal legislative, executive branch and agency information and advocacy services. Previously Thompson spent more than a decade heading the Washington, D.C., office of the State of New Jersey, representing three governors and serving as the director of federal policy. She also headed the Washington operations for the Coalition of Northeastern Governors and served under President Carter as a White House consultant on his 1979 National Urban Policy.
Joining MWW as part of the Thompson-led team is Marion Turner as senior vice president. Turner, an expert in legislative activity within the infrastructure, public works, banking, environment, transportation, telecommunication and electric utility arenas, served for several years on Capitol Hill as an assistant to Senator Connie Mack (R-Fla). Joining MWW Group as vice presidents are Alanna Suda and Ryan Haaker.
This acquisition by MWW Group follows last year's appointment of House and Senate veteran Tim Yehl as managing director of its Washington, D.C., office, which now has a staff of about 14.