MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Google announced that Jamie Brown, a former special assistant to President George W. Bush for legislative affairs, will join the company in June as federal relations counsel in its Washington office.
From 2004 to the present, Brown’s work at the White House included managing strategy for the confirmations of Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., as well as Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Brown is a former senior associate at law firm Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, and from 2002 to 2004 served as an advisor at the US Department of Justice to the attorney general.
Google spokesman Jon Murchinson said that Brown will act as an advocate for Google and its users before Congress and federal agencies on a variety of issues, including copyright laws, privacy, patent reform, trademarks, and federal support for research and foreign trade.
Also recently hired for the office was Alan Davidson, former associate director for the non-profit Center for Democracy and Technology. Murchinson also said Google planned to hire a couple of additional “junior people” for the office.