WASHINGTON - Two lobbyists plan to leave the American Financial Services Association Friday to join the law firm of Williams & Jensen PC.

Jeffrey A. Tassey, the association's executive vice president of government and legal affairs, is to be a partner in Williams & Jensen, where he will work with financial services clients. He joined the association in January 1993 and led its lobbying for bankruptcy reform.

Mr. Tassey said that, though his tenure at the association has been a "great experience," moving to the law firm will give him "a chance to try my hand at something different."

Thomas Rosenkoetter, the association's vice president of federal government affairs, is to be Williams & Jensen's manager of government affairs. He joined the association in March 1997.

They are scheduled to start their new jobs Tuesday.

A spokeswoman said the association is searching for a successor for Mr. Tassey but is undecided about filling Mr. Rosenkoetter's post.

Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. recently hired two of Williams & Jensen's partners, Mary Lynne Whalen and Joseph L. Seidel, to establish a lobbying presence in Washington.

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