WASHINGTON: Mark Corallo, former director of public affairs with the Department of Justice (DoJ), is launching Corallo Media Strategies (CMS), a public-affairs shop focusing on national security matters and federal litigation.
Tasia Scolinos, previously a former deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, has replaced Corallo at DoJ.
Corallo cited the demands of the position and the departure of former Attorney General John Ashcroft as the reasons behind his move.
CMS' first two clients are the Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America, who have using CMS to help battle Internet file-sharing service Grokster.
Corallo previously served as communications director for the House Government Reform Committee and the press secretary for former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA).