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Wed., Jun. 18, 2014
Akin Gump Pushes for Amazon's Wings
By Kevin McCauley
 
prime airAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is working to make Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ dream of delivering packages by air a reality.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Jun. 16, 2014
MasterCard Charges FTI with Lobbying Duties
By Kevin McCauley
 
mastercardMasterCard International has signed on as client at FTI Consulting for foreign policy and business support.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jun. 5, 2014
Venable Cuts Ties with Gazprom
By Kevin McCauley
 
bayh, gazpromVenable cut ties with Gazprom, the Russian gas monopoly used as a political tool by the country’s strong man Vladimir Putin, effective March 31.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., May 30, 2014
DLA Piper Reps Human Rights-Challenged Bahrain
By Kevin McCauley
 
bahrainDLA Piper represents Bahrain, which is in the midst of a bloody three-year old crackdown of its majority Shiite population, before Congress as it seeks support for what it says are its anti-terrorism efforts.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., May 21, 2014
Akin Gump Rides Bullet Train
By Kevin McCauley
 
maglevJapan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld a ten-month contract to court Congress on funding a "Maglev" (magnetic levitation) train in the northeast corridor from D.C. to Baltimore.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., May 20, 2014
Ex-Congressman Speaks for Goldman
By Kevin McCauley
 
Earl PomeroyFormer North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy is helping Goldman Sachs navigate the Washington regulatory and legislative thicket in the areas of financial services, commodity markets and tax issues.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., May 8, 2014
GOP Operative Goes to Ogilvy
By Kevin McCauley
 
bud albrightBud Albright, who served in three Republican Administrations, is joining Ogilvy Government Relations on May 15.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., May 7, 2014
Comcast Reaches for Ex-Rockefeller Aide
By Kevin McCauley
 
stuart chapmanStuart Chapman, one-time chief of staff to powerful Democratic West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller, has signed on as Washington lobbyist for Comcast.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., May 5, 2014
Cassidy Opens Cloakroom
By Kevin McCauley
 
Cassidy & Assocs. has retained Cloakroom Advisors as subcontractor for its push to pressure the Government of Bangladesh to suspend a human rights tribunal probing atrocities in the country’s war of independence from Pakistan of more than 40 years ago in which up to 3M people died.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 23, 2014
Sorini Samet Works for Philippine Typhoon Relief
By Kevin McCauley
 
haiyanSorini, Samet & Associates is working to encourage Congress to pass free trade zones to promote development in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November. The storm killed more than 6,300 people and affected 16M others.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Apr. 21, 2014
Cornerstone Pushes for LNG Exports
By Kevin McCauley
 
lngCornerstone Public Affairs is pushing for the U.S. to free up natural gas exports to Europe, which would enable the continent to reduce its reliance on energy exports from Russia.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Glover Park Puts Capital One in its PR Wallet
By Kevin McCauley
 
capitol oneCapital One Financial has added Glover Park Group to its Washington lobbying team for matters such as banking, credit card, retirement savings regulation and tax policy.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Apr. 15, 2014
Bechtel Rapped for US Ambassador Hire
By Kevin McCauley
 
christopher dellA top European Union diplomat has rapped engineering/construction giant Bechtel for hiring a U.S. ambassador who lobbied for building a controversial $1B so-called “Patriot Highway” though Kosovo to Albania, according to an article in today’s Guardian.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Apr. 11, 2014
Patton Grabs Gabon
By Kevin McCauley
 
Gabon, the prosperous African country of 1.5M people, has signed a $50K monthly retainer agreement with Patton Boggs. 
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Apr. 10, 2014
Prime Policy Group Cuts Ukraine Ties
By Kevin McCauley
 
Prime Policy Group has terminated its work for Ukraine, according to an April 4 filing with the Justice Dept.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Apr. 8, 2014
Northrop Flies to FTI
By Kevin McCauley
 
northropNorthrop Grumman Corp. has enlisted FTI Government Affairs for Washington work on defense and aerospace matters.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Apr. 2, 2014
PPG's Ukraine Pact Worth $500K
By Kevin McCauley
 
Prime Policy Group has just released text of its consulting agreement with Ukraine, calling for fees of $500K during a nine-month period.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Mar. 25, 2014
Streett Strolls to BP
By Kevin McCauley
 
Mary Streett, who was VP-federal government affairs at $24B billion Exelon Corp. is moving in April to BP America as the energy giant rebounds from the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Mar. 24, 2014
Adelson Rolls Dice With Ex-Dem Senator
By Kevin McCauley
 
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has hired the firm of Blanche Lincoln, the former Democratic Senator from Arkansas, to reinstate the ban on Internet gambling.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Mar. 21, 2014
Liberia Denies $200M PR Budget
By Kevin McCauley
 
Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is denying reports that her African nation spent more than $200M in U.S. lobbying fees and invites a Congressional probe into Liberia’s promotional spending.
Category: Lobbying
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