Senate leader Phil Berger's chief attorney is returning to lobbying.
Tracy Kimbrell, the Senate President Pro Tem's general counsel, will rejoin Parker Poe, a law firm and lobbying shop in Raleigh, Oct. 1 as a partner and co-chairwoman of the government relations team. Kimbrell worked for Parker Poe for five years before her 2010 switch to Berger's office, where she worked on issues such as regulatory reform and economic development.
The move is big for the firm, giving them a lobbyist with key connections in the Senate, which began to emerge as a the agenda-setting chamber this session. "Tracy’s experience will expand the services we offer to firm clients and
provide a perspective that will help them navigate state government," said Bruce Thompson, who leads the firm's lobbying group, in a statement.
It's only the latest departure from Berger's office for the higher-paying lobbying corps, following the N.C. Hospital Association's Cody Hand and Moore & Van Allen's Tommy Sevier.