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Thu., Mar. 6, 2014
BHP Steps Up DC Effort
By Kevin McCauley

bhpBHP Billiton, $66B Australia mining/energy conglomerate, has registered a D.C. lobbying outpost with the growth of its U.S. business.

Category: Lobbying
Thu., Feb. 27, 2014
Ex-Congressman Scans Sky for Amazon
By Kevin McCauley
Former Congressman Norm Dicks is representing Amazon on issues surrounding the federal government’s use of cloud computing.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Feb. 25, 2014
C&B Works to Protect Trade Secrets
By Kevin McCauley
Covington & Burling is representing an informal coalition of Big Business, working to keep their trade secrets under wraps.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Feb. 24, 2014
Myth of Shrinking Lobbying Sector Debunked
By Kevin McCauley
the nationLobbying is money in the bank. That’s the takeaway from The Nation’s (March 10) 5,921-word epic that corrects the misperception that lobbying in D.C. is a shrinking business.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Lanny Davis Bulks Up China Bus Lobbying Team
By Kevin McCauley

bydCrisis pro Lanny Davis, who represents Chinese electric bus maker BYD, has hired politically connected Kadesh & Assocs. to handle issues arising from its Lancaster, Cal.-manufacturing facility.

Category: Lobbying
Fri., Feb. 7, 2014
Corporate Surveillance Watchdog Taps Monuments
By Kevin McCauley

Monument Policy Group is working for a coalition of Internet companies that pushes for “sensible limitations” on Uncle Sam’s ability to compel service providers to fork over user data.

Category: Lobbying
Wed., Feb. 5, 2014
Gephardt Mines DC Contacts for Planetary Resources
By Kevin McCauley
planetaryFormer House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt is providing Washington guidance for Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining operation in Seattle.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Jan. 27, 2014
PPG Flies Norwegian Air
By Kevin McCauley
norwegianBurson-Marsteller’s Prime Policy Group is guiding Norwegian Air Shuttle’s regulatory push for route expansion in the U.S.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014
S&J Does Image Work for the Dominican
By Kevin McCauley
dominican republicSteptoe & Johnson is working to strengthen the image of the Dominican Republic in the “eyes of the international public opinion,” according to its contract with the Caribbean state.
Category: Lobbying
Tue., Jan. 7, 2014
Snapchat Establishes DC Beachhead
By Kevin McCauley

snapchatSnapchat, the photo messaging app service used by 50M mostly teen-agers, has hired Heather Podesta + Partners as its first D.C. lobbying firm.

Category: Lobbying
Tue., Dec. 31, 2013
Sikhs Seeks PR
By Kevin McCauley
The D.C.-based Sikh Council on Religion and Education is talking with AKPD Message and Media about launching a PR campaign to spread awareness of Sikhism.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Dec. 26, 2013
QG&A Reps Mumbai Terror Victims
By Kevin McCauley
Families of the American victims of the 2008 Mumbai, India, terror attacks get DC PR counsel under an arrangement with law firm Kreindler & Kreindler.
Category: Lobbying
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
Liberty Lures House and Ways Alum
By Kevin McCauley

rangaswamiA 12-year veteran of the House Ways and Means Committee's panel on trade will join Liberty Mutual as VP-federal affairs at yearend.

Category: Lobbying
Mon., Dec. 23, 2013
Libyan Federalist Group Seeks U.S. Nod
By Kevin McCauley

The Cyrenaica Transitional Council, a self-proclaimed government in Libya's oil-rich eastern region, is using lobbying help to gain recognition by the U.S. and Russian governments.

Category: Lobbying
Fri., Dec. 20, 2013
Somaliland Seeks US Nod
By Kevin McCauley
Somaliland, which declared independence from Somalia in 1991, is using Omnicom’s Mercury PA to gain U.S. recognition of its sovereignty and territorial integrity. Somalia views it as a illegitimate state.
Category: Lobbying
Thu., Dec. 19, 2013
Hookah Alliance Hooks DC Lobbying Shop
By Kevin McCauley
hookahThe National Hookah Alliance has hired Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to fend off application of federal cigarette restrictions under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act to the use of hookah.
Category: Lobbying
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
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