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Goldman Sachs Said to Consider Hiring Ex-Geithner Aide Siewert

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. may hire Richard “Jake” Siewert Jr., a former counselor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, to manage the bank’s communications department, according to three people familiar with the situation.

Siewert, who turns 48 today, is in talks about a role similar to the one held by Lucas van Praag, 62, who has worked at Goldman Sachs for 12 years, said the people, who asked for anonymity because the talks aren’t public and an agreement hasn’t been reached. Siewert worked as a press secretary for President Bill Clinton and managed corporate development and public strategy at Alcoa Inc. before joining Treasury in 2009.