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Wed., Jul. 31, 2013
Koch Bros Hire DC Firm to Snuff Carbon Tax
By Kevin McCauley
 
dixieThe company of billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has hired Republican firm Shockey Scofield Solutions to kill any effort to tax emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, which contributes to global warming.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Jul. 24, 2013
7-Eleven, ICE Target, Keeps Eye on Immigration Reform
By Kevin McCauley
 
7-ElevenConvenience store operator 7-Eleven, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement target, has hired Republican lobbying support  to monitor the Washington debate over immigration reform.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., Jul. 19, 2013
Massimino Plugs into SoundExchange
By Kevin McCauley
 
Julia MassiminoLongtime aide to Congressman Howard Berman (D-Cal.) is the new VP-global public policy at SoundExchange, the non-profit performance rights group repping the recorded music business.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Jul. 17, 2013
Gambia Inks $45K DC Pact
By Kevin McCauley
 

GambiaGambia awards $45K monthly pact in D.C. to win economic and political support from the U.S. and non-government organizations for its adolescent and adult female education programs.

Category: Lobbying
Wed., Jul. 3, 2013
Halliburton Adds DC Counsel on Immigration, Energy
By Greg Hazley
 
Energy services giant Halliburton engages Washington firm to represent the company on issues like immigration and energy.
Category: Lobbying
Wed., Jun. 26, 2013
Herbalife Brings in Ogilvy in DC
By Greg Hazley
 
ronaldoHerbalife, the nutrition products company which continues to fight activist investor Bill Ackman's accusations that it's a pyramid scheme, has engaged Washington, D.C., support alongside its existing PR roster as pressure mounts for an FTC probe.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Jun. 25, 2013
New Zealand Taps DC Support for Trade Pact
By Kevin McCauley
 
ZNWashington firm inks a six-month, $90K pact with New Zealand in its effort to promote approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Jun. 18, 2013
Dowling Takes Liberty Mutual DC Helm
By Kevin McCauley
 
Managing director at Citigroup for state/local government affairs and chief federal lobbyist at Travelers Corp. moves to Liberty Mutual as VP-federal affairs and head of its Washington office.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jun. 6, 2013
American COC in Shanghai Signs DC Firm
By Kevin McCauley
 
shanghaiThe America Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai has tapped Crowell & Moring International to handle Washington issues that may impact commercial ties between China and the U.S.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Jun. 3, 2013
Morgan Stanley Faces Crossroads
By Kevin McCauley
 
Morgan Stanley has retained Crossroads Strategies, the firm of veteran Republican lobbyists John Green and Stewart Hall, for financial and tax reform matters.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., May 31, 2013
MPAA Bolsters Copyright Firepower
By Kevin McCauley
 

copyrightThe Motion Picture Assn. of America has added copyright pro Steve Tepp, who helms Sentinel Worldwide in Vienna, Va., to its lobbying lineup.

Category: Lobbying
Thu., May 30, 2013
Petraeus Becomes KKR Policy Chief
By Kevin McCauley
 

David PetraeusPrivate equity giant KKR has hired former CIA director and retired four-star general David Petraeus for counsel on public policy, regulatory and technology trends.

Category: Lobbying
Wed., May 29, 2013
Panel to Roast ALEC Lobbying Group
By Jack O'Dwyer
 
Left ForumJohn Nichols, Washington, D.C., correspondent of The Nation, and Brendan Fischer, general counsel and chief correspondent of PR Watch, will be among those discussing the American Legislative Exchange Council at the 2013 Left Forum on Sun., June 9 at Pace University in Manhattan (near City Hall).
Category: Lobbying
Tue., May 28, 2013
Global Energy Giant Statoil Taps BHFS
By Kevin McCauley
 
International energy giant Statoil, which is 67 percent owned by Norway, has tapped Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck for its DC representation.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., May 24, 2013
Iran's 'Parliament in Exile' Targets D.C.
By Kevin McCauley
 
iranThe National Council of Resistance of Iran, the Paris-based group that bills itself as the "parliament in exile of the Iranian resistance," has registered its Washington outpost post as a lobbyist.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., May 20, 2013
Patton Boggs Revamps Libya Pact
By Kevin McCauley
 
Patton Boggs, which began work for Libya in 2011 with fees capped at $50K per-month, has renewed its contract to an "as-needed basis," while maintaining a 20 percent discount for its legal representation.
Category: Lobbying
Fri., May 17, 2013
Wal-Mart Adds HLPA to Line-Up
By Kevin McCauley
 
Wal-Mart has added Hannegan Landau Poersch Advocacy, which was founded last year by veterans of WPP’s Wexler Walker arm, to its lobbying line-up.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., May 16, 2013
Livingston Squires Soitec Execs
By Kevin McCauley
 
Firm of former House Speaker-designate Bob Livingston signs on to introduce executives from France's Soitec to members of Congress.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., May 16, 2013
Campaign Seeks US Funds For Mali
By Kevin McCauley
 
MaliWashington firm agrees to work the White House and Congress to further the economic and defense interests of war-shattered Mali.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Apr. 22, 2013
Caesars Rolls Dice With BGR
By Kevin McCauley
 
Las Vegas gambling giant Caesars Entertainment has enlisted Barbour Griffith & Rogers to "provide guidance and strategic counsel" regarding federal regulation regarding gaming.
Category: Lobbying
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