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Sonoran Works to Pardon Assange

Thu, Jan. 14, 2021

By Kevin McCauley

SPGSonoran Policy Group, which has close ties with the Trump White House, is working to obtain a presidential pardon for Julian Assange, who has been charged with violating the Espionage Act.

Glover Park Gobbles Up Grubhub†

Thu, Dec. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

GrubHubGlover Park Group has picked up Grubhub for DC representation of labor and issues related to delivery network companies.

Trump's Communications Director Jumps Ship

Fri, Dec. 4, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Alyssa FarahAlyssa Farah, Donald Trump’s 31-year-old communications director, has called it quits. She plans to launch a PR firm focused on corporate and defense issues.

Pebble Mines BGRís Expertise

Wed, Nov. 25, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

PebbleThe Pebble Limited Partnership has enlisted BGR Government Affairs to gain support for its controversial open-pit mine project located at the headwaters of Alaska's Bristol Bay.

Ogilvy Government Relations Grabs Murray

Tue, Nov. 17, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Jerome MurrayJerome Murray, a Capitol Hill veteran who most recently served as policy director at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, has joined Ogilvy Government Relations.

Microsoft Recruits Sixkiller

Fri, Nov. 13, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Mariah SixkillerMicrosoft Innovation & Policy Center (DC) is hiring Mariah Sixkiller, who runs Sixkiller Consulting and heads its national security practice, as director of government relations.

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.

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.

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.

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.