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Glover Park Picks Up Keurig

Wed, Apr. 17, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Green MountainGlover Park Group picks up Keurig Green Mountain for recycling issues. Company has been long under fire for the waste generated by its single use K-Cup pods.

Bayer Launches Lobbying Salvo to Debate Drug Pricing

Fri, Apr. 5, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

BayerBayer’s U.S. operations have retained Forbes-Tate Partners to handle issues related to 340B, the federal drug pricing program that requires drug manufacturers to provide outpatient drugs at discounted rates.

Khashoggi’s Fiancee Gets DC Support

Mon, Apr. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Jamal KhashoggiKilpatrick Townsend Stockton has signed on with Democracy in the Arab World Now to promote Jamal Khashoggi's effort to promote freedom in the Middle East. He's the Saudi Arabia dissident and Washington Post contributor who was tortured, murdered and dismembered by Saudi agents in Istanbul. The campaign is on behalf of Khashoggi's fiancee. (1 reader comment)

Infant Safety Nonprofit Secures Lobbying Support

Fri, Mar. 22, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Cribs for KidsCribs for Kids, a nonprofit promoting safe sleeping environments for babies, has retained private consulting firm Murphy Strategic Consulting to handle crib-related consumer safety issues on Capitol Hill.

Credit Suisse Securities Banks with BGR

Tue, Mar. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Credit SuisseCredit Suisse Securities has invested in BGR Government Affairs for DC support on legislative and regulatory matters.

Trump-Tied Firm Launches Push for Israel Aerospace

Thu, Mar. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Israel AerospaceThe North America unit of Israel Aerospace Industries is using Trump-connected Kasowitz Benson Torres to lobby on aerospace and defense advanced technology issues. (1 reader comment)

O’Neill Grabs Arsenault

Thu, Mar. 14, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dan ArsenaultBoston’s O’Neill and Assocs. has recruited Dan Arsenault to spearhead its Hartford government affairs unit.

Burgeson Lands at Delta Air Lines

Mon, Mar. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Eric BurgesonEric Burgeson, who was chief of staff to Rep. Bill Schuster, ex-chair of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, lands at Delta Air Lines as managing director of government affairs.

Squire Patton Boggs Hauls In Crowley

Thu, Feb. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Joe CrowleyFormer Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley, once viewed as a successor to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has joined the global public policy practice of Squire Patton Boggs.

Moonwalker Targets Space Junk

Thu, Feb. 21, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bob WalkerMoonwalker Associates, the firm recently launched by former Republican Congressman Bob Walker, wants to clean up outer space.

Job-Cutting GM Turns to Ballard Partners

Mon, Feb. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

General MotorsGeneral Motors, which is laying off thousands of workers, has hired Ballard Partners, which has close ties with the Trump White House, for federal representation on labor and fuel efficiency matters. (2 reader comments)

Buck, Aide to Ex-Speaker Ryan, Joins Blue Engine

Mon, Feb. 11, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Brendan BuckBrendan Buck, who was a counselor to former House Speaker Paul Ryan and press secretary to his predecessor, John Boehner, is joining DC-based strategic communications and public affairs firm Blue Engine Message & Media + JDA Frontline as a partner.

Trump White House Aide Joins Federal Advocates

Fri, Feb. 8, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Jennifer ArangioJennifer Arangio, former senior director of the White House National Security Council, is joining D.C. lobbying firm Federal Advocates as vice president. (2 reader comments)

Congo's New Prexy Taps Trump-Tied Firm

Fri, Feb. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Felix TshisekediThe newly elected president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has hired Avenue Strategies Global, which has close ties with the Trump White House, to make the rounds of DC.

Mercury Targets NYC for Chinese Subway Cars

Thu, Feb. 7, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

CRRCThe US unit of China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, maker of transit rail cars, is paying Omnicom’s Mercury Public Affairs $25K a month to land a contract for the New York subway system. (1 reader comment)

BHFS Reps Sanctioned Chinese Chipmaker

Tue, Jan. 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Marc LampkinBrownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is lobbying on behalf of Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co., which has been sanctioned by the Commerce Dept. (4 reader comments)

 

Lobbying Topped $3.4 Billion in 2018

Mon, Jan. 28, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

lobbyingSpending on lobbyists totaled nearly $3.5 billion last year, the highest levels in nearly a decade, according to a recent report by the Center for Responsive Politics. (2 reader comments)

BGR Turns On Altice

Thu, Jan. 24, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

AlticeBGR Government Affairs is representing Altice USA, which markets its broadband communications and video services under the Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

Pentagon's McAleer Enrolls at Notre Dame

Tue, Jan. 8, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Laura McAleerDefense Dept. veteran Laura McAleer has joined the University of Notre Dame as associate VP for federal and Washington relations.

Subject Matter Snags H&R Block's Grant

Mon, Jan. 7, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Cedric GrantSubject Matter recruits H&R Block's Cedric Grant, who previously was chief of staff to Democratic up & comer Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn.