November 20, 2014

Martin Gold, a senior counsel at Covington & Burling, will be leaving the firm to join Capitol Counsel, The Hill has learned.

Capitol Counsel confirmed the move, which reunites Gold with longtime friend and former colleague Denise Henry Morrisey, a founding partner at the firm.

Gold has been at Covington & Burling, an international law and lobby firm, since 2004. His clients include the National Football League, the National Association of Broadcasters and the China-United States Exchange Foundation, among others.

No other details about the move were available, including whether he will be bringing any of his clients with him.

Meanwhile, two high-level Republicans are departing Capitol Counsel to form their own venture called Harbinger Strategies.

A former aide to ex-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Kyle Nevins, and former GOP Senate leadership staffer John O’Neill are joining forces with Cantor’s most recent chief of staff, Steve Stombres.

O’Neill had joined Capitol Counsel in 2012 from Ogilvy Government Relations and Nevins had come to the firm straight from Cantor’s office last year.

Capitol Counsel has been one of the most successful firms on K Street. It continues to see revenues grow each quarter, while lobbying fees at other firms mostly remain stagnant.