Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has brought his office's ex-lobbyist count up to three with the hire of a Manatt, Phelps and Phillips managing director with long-standing ties to the Navajo Nation.
Simon Boyce had worked for the firm since 2015. He previously spent 11 years working for the Navajo Nation, which he also represented at Manatt.
Boyce, who holds a PhD in information science and studies from the University of Maryland and a JD from Syracuse University, is now legislative counsel to Heinrich. He joins fellow ex-lobbyists Tony Samp, Heinrich's senior legislative assistant, and Virgillio Barrera, who was hired as legislative director last month.