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Tue., Dec. 17, 2013
Podesta Works Vietnam Beat
By Kevin McCauley
 
Vietnam, part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership which is negotiating a trade agreement between the U.S. and eight nations, taps DC counsel on a six-month deal worth $180K.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Dec. 16, 2013
Nickles Blasts Off With SpaceX
By Kevin McCauley
 
SpaceX, the rocket ship company of Tesla Motors Elon Musk, taps DC firm for a broad range of issues including aerospace, defense, budgetary, intellectual property and science & technology.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Thailand Denies Hiring Lobbyist
By Kevin McCauley
 

The government of Thailand denies that it hired Boston’s Davenport McKesson to lobby in support for construction of U.S. naval air defense base, according to today’s Bangkok Post.

Category: Lobbying
Wed., Dec. 4, 2013
DMC Pushes for US Base in Thailand
By Kevin McCauley
 

thailandThe government of Thailand, which has been rocked by violent protests, has hired Davenport McKesson Corp. to push the Pentagon to build a naval air defense base in that southeast Asia country.

Category: Lobbying
Mon., Dec. 2, 2013
Ex-Sen Lieberman Labors for Libyan Politico
By Kevin McCauley
 
basit igtetFormer 24-year Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman is handling a two-month, $100K project to promote the Washington image of Libyan politico Basit Igtet.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Nov. 26, 2013
NAB Tunes in Gephardt
By Kevin McCauley
 
The National Assn. of Broadcasters has signed Gephardt Government Affairs to defend the current retransmission consent system, where cable and satellite companies must negotiate a deal to carry network TV fare.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Nov. 25, 2013
Nigeria Awards $3M DC Pact
By Kevin McCauley
 
Nigeria signed a one-year, $3M contract for counsel on defense and security issues with the U.S.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
Downey McGrath 'Vapes' NJOYS
By Kevin McCauley
 
njoyDowney McGrath represents NJOY, a leader in the burgeoning electronic cigarette business, regarding White House and Congressional activity regarding federal regulation.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Nov. 7, 2013
Jewish Agency for Israel Establishes Lobbying Beachhead
By Kevin McCauley
 

jafiThe Jewish Agency for Israel, which promotes Zionism/Judaism and Jewish immigration to Israel, has registered as a lobbyist with the U.S. Justice Dept.

Category: Lobbying
Mon., Nov. 4, 2013
Downey McGrath Pushes for Carbon Tax
By Kevin McCauley
 
Downey McGrath, the firm of former Congressmen Tom Downey (D) and Ray McGrath (R), is “exploring options for carbon tax” on behalf of the Taxpayers for Common Sense non-partisan federal budget watchdog group.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Nov. 1, 2013
McGraw Hill Taps Washington Rep
By Kevin McCauley
 
standard & poor'sMcGraw Hill Financial has hired Washington representation for financial matters as its S&P unit is under legal assault.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Oct. 22, 2013
Ogilvy Laces on Nike
By Kevin McCauley
 
nikeOgilvy has picked up Nike for Washington issues regarding trade, tax, healthcare, sports and privacy issues.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Oct. 17, 2013
Ex-Senator Breaux Walks Asbestos Lobby Beat
By Kevin McCauley
 
Former Democratic Louisiana Senator John Breaux is working a long-running asbestos settlement case on behalf of four corporate bankruptcy trusts organized to pay cash to victims.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Oct. 16, 2013
Egyptian-Americans Challenge Obama
By Kevin McCauley
 
egyptEgyptian Americans for Democracy and Human Rights has retained Just Consulting, which specializes in social justice and corporate social responsibility matters, to push Washington to promote the restoration of democracy in Egypt.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013
Lobbyists Can Run, But They Can't Hide
By Kevin McCauley
 
lobbyistsThey can run, but they can't hide. The reputation of lobbying is so abysmal that the profession's trade group wants to banish the term from its moniker.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Shell Oil Taps Interior Dept. Alum
By Kevin McCauley
 
Shell Oil has retained a Dept. of the Interior veteran to handled extension of offshore drilling leases in the outer Continental Shelf.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Oct. 10, 2013
Koch Bros. Sign Ice Miller
By Kevin McCauley
 
Koch Companies Public Sector has signed Ice Miller Strategies for issues regarding cybersecurity and chemicals.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Sep. 30, 2013
Harbour Rises to Defense of Georgia
By Kevin McCauley
 
Harbour Group has inked a $20K monthly assignment to represent the former Soviet republic of Georgia as tensions rise between it and Russia.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Sep. 27, 2013
Ex-Congressman to KY PR Shop
By Greg Hazley
 
ben chandlerFormer four-term Democratic congressman from Kentucky Ben Chandler has joined with two Bluegrass State PR pros to form Omni Advocacy Group in Fort Mitchell, K.Y.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Sep. 26, 2013
Ex-Congressman Launches Shop
By Kevin McCauley
 
Former Kentucky Congressman Ben Chandler has formed Omni Advocacy Group government relations shop.
Category: Lobbying
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