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Crossroads Strategies Reps Guardian Disaster Firm

Tue, Sep. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John BreauxFormer Senators John Breaux (D-LA) and Trent Lott (R-MS) of Crossroads Strategies have signed on to represent Guardian Centers of Georgia for disaster preparedness/security training and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive response.

Livingston Group Reps Korean Church Tied to COVID

Wed, Sep. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

ZionThe Livingston Group is working for San Francisco Zion Church, which is an independent church associated with South Korean religious sect linked to the spread of COVID-19.

BGR Guides Altimmune Though DC Thicket

Fri, Sep. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AltimmuneBGR Worldwide represents Altimmune, the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that is working on a COVID-19 vaccine and a treatment for liver disease triggered by the obesity epidemic.

McKinsey, BCG Finally Report Saudi Cash Haul

Thu, Aug. 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

AramcoMcKinsey & Company and Boston Consulting Group reported to the Justice Dept. on Aug. 10 a combined $7.6M in fees received three years ago from Saudi Aramco to further Saudi Arabia's diplomatic standing around the world. (2 reader comments)   

Raytheonís Thompson Jumps to Intel

Wed, Jul. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Al ThompsonAl Thompson, who led government relations for Raytheon Technologies’ commercial aerospace and space businesses, is moving to Intel as VP-US government relations.

Netflix Streams in Mercury PA

Tue, Jul. 21, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

MercuryNetflix has hired Omnicom's Mercury Public Affairs unit to keep an eye on developments on Capitol Hill.

Ogilvy Weaves Tapestry's Way in DC

Tue, Jul. 7, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

TapestryOgilvy Government Relations is providing counsel for Tapestry Inc., the New York-based marketer of Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman luxury fashion brands.

LA Police Union Launches Lobbying Salvo

Mon, Jun. 29, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

LAPPLThe union that represents the Los Angeles Police Department has retained Vectis D.C. to handle law enforcement policy amid nationwide calls to defund the police in the wake of the George Floyd protests.

Lott, Breaux Arrive at Crossroads

Mon, Jun. 15, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Trent LottFormer Mississippi Senator Trent Lott, who was fired from Squire Patton Boggs on June 8 after it got wind of his plans to leave the lobbying firm, has arrived at Crossroads Strategies with his colleague and ex-Louisiana Senator John Breaux. (1 reader comment)

Trump-Tied Ballard Partners Cuts Ties with DC

Mon, Jun. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Muriel BowserThe Government of the District of Columbia, which has been at odds with the president over the "invasion" of the city, was using Trump-tied Ballard Partners to push for COVID-19 relief under the CARES Act. Ballard dropped DC due to the escalating feud between Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and Trump. (1 reader comment)

Ex- Rep. Sweeney Drives GM's Lobbying

Fri, Jun. 5, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John SweeneyJohn Sweeney, former New York Republican Congressman, is representing General Motors on legislative and regulatory matters in DC.

Rohrabacher Gets Back into DC Game

Mon, Jun. 1, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Dana RohrabacherFormer California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has signed on to represent the DC interests of Linear Therapies, a Virginia-based biotech company that is working on a cure for COVID-19.

Kasich Makes DC Mark with Markquest

Fri, May 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

John KasichKasich Company, which is headed by former Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich, has hired Markquest for DC representation on regulatory and legislative issues and COVID-19-related CARES tax provisions.

Glover Park Guides US Foods

Mon, May 18, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

USFoodsGlover Park Group is helping US Foods, a top foodservice distributor to more than 300,000 restaurants and institutions, as the country begins to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Millionaires Group Pitches Support for Small Business Relief Efforts

Wed, May 13, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

Patriotic millianaresA nonprofit comprised of wealthy Americans that advocates for higher tax rates for corporations and the rich and has teamed up with a D.C.-based government affairs firm to ensure that future Federal relief efforts for the COVID-19 crisis remain focused on working people and the small businesses that employ them. (1 reader comment)

COVID-19 Claims Create Insurance Industry Crisis

Wed, May 6, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

insuranceInsurance carriers and the trade groups that represent them are flooding Capitol Hill in response to a series of recent bills that would require insurance companies to provide coverage for business losses incurred by viruses or pandemics. (3 reader comments)

Businesses Lobby Washington to Get Back to Work

Fri, Apr. 17, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

ShotAs state and federal leaders coordinate a phased reopening of the U.S. economy, companies across the country and the trade groups representing them are hiring lobbying outfits at a breathless pace in the hopes of convincing lawmakers that the work they do is “essential”—a characterization that is, in some cases, questionable at best. (2 reader comments)

Sard Verbinnen's Gillespie Heads for AT&T

Thu, Apr. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Ed GillespieEd Gillespie, chairman of Sard Verbinnen & Co.'s public affairs group, will join AT&T as executive VP-external & legislative affairs on April 22. He will report to Randall Stephenson, CEO.

Secure Democracy Votes for Ballard Partners

Wed, Apr. 8, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Secure DemocracySecure Democracy, a D.C. group committed to safeguarding every citizen's right to vote, has hired Trump-connected Ballard Partners to educate policymakers on the need to create a voting system that works for all Americans. (1 reader comment)

Ex-Energy Secretary Perry Speaks for Shale Oil

Fri, Apr. 3, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Rick PerryFormer Energy Secretary Rick Perry is lobbying on behalf of the US shale oil industry, which faces "an existential threat" due to the collapse of crude oil prices. (1 reader comment)

Top Alcohol Lobbyist Goes to Pot

Fri, Mar. 27, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mark GormanMark Gorman, who led government relations for the Distilled Spirits Council of the US for 20 years, has joined the National Assn. of Cannabis Businesses as executive VP/COO.