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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.

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.

Mercury Rolls Bailout Dice for Resorts World Casino

Tue, Mar. 24, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Resorts WorldOmnicom's Mercury unit is working Washington for Resorts World Casino, which is next to Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, on matters related to gaming in the federal stimulus package.

NATO Taps Akin Gump For Federal Bailout

Mon, Mar. 23, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

National Association of Theater OwnersThe National Association of Theatre Owners is using Akin Gump to push for a cut of the federal bailout fund related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

E-Trade Enlists Lobbying Support in Student Loan Salvo

Thu, Mar. 12, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

etradeE*Trade, which recently acquired student loan provider Gradifi, has hired PA shop Invariant to advocate for a bill that would offer incentives to businesses providing student loan assistance for employees.

Prime Policy Group Shills for Krill

Mon, Mar. 9, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

KrillPrime Policy Group represents Norway's Aker Biomarine and its effort to promote krill oil as way to make American soldiers more robust.

Advocacy Group Launches Anti-Hacking Lobbying Salvo

Thu, Feb. 27, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

ATAAmericans for Transparency and Accountability has hired a series of lobbying outfits to pitch support for a bill that would hold foreign governments accountable for committing cyberattacks against U.S. citizens.

Ballard Partners Dives into VI Resort Squabble

Wed, Feb. 19, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Brian BallardCBI Acquisitions has hired Trump-connected Ballard Partners to intervene in its squabble with the National Park Services over the Caneel Bay Resort eco-lodge located within the Virgin Islands National Park. (3 reader comments)

JPMorgan Hires All-Female Firm

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Tracy SpicerJPMorganChase, which plans to slash hundreds of jobs in its consumer unit, has hired Avenue Solutions for Washington work on financial services matters.

Facebook Lobbies for 6 GHz

Fri, Jan. 31, 2020

By Jon Gingerich

facebookFacebook in January retained several lobbying groups as U.S. regulators explore freeing up airspace in the 6 Gigahertz band.

Ex-Sen. D'Amato's Firm Settles Sanctions Case

Wed, Jan. 22, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Al D'AmatoFormer Senator Al D’Amato’s Park Strategies paid $12,250 to settle allegations that its work for a Somalia-based client that is on the Treasury Dept. global terrorism list violated US sanctions. (1 reader comment)

FTI Puts Hawkeye 360 in DC Orbit

Thu, Jan. 16, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

HawkeyeFTI Government Affairs represents satellite company Hawkeye 360 on defense and budgetary matters in Washington.

Glover Park Feasts on Cell-Based Meat, Fish

Tue, Jan. 14, 2020

By Kevin McCauley

Meat Poultry AssnGlover Park Group has picked up the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation, a coalition formed in August to educate the public about food grown directly from animal cells.

McClatchy Taps BGR for Fed Pension Bailout

Mon, Dec. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

McClatchyMcClatchy Co. has turned to BGR Government Affairs for strategic guidance and counsel on pension issues as the nation’s third-largest newspaper publisher wants a federal bailout of its underfunded pension fund.

Juul Labs Turns to Tiger Hill Partners

Mon, Dec. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley


Juul Labs has hired Tiger Hill Partners to handle federal lobbying efforts regarding legislation related to e-cigarettes and Congressional investigations.

Soros-Backed Group Tackles Immigration Law

Thu, Dec. 19, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Open Society Policy Center George Soros’ Open Society Policy Center has retained a lobbying firm to advocate for a bill that which would limit the President’s ability to prohibit people from entering the U.S. based on their faith, place of birth or nationality.

Cherokee Nation Calls Venable

Tue, Dec. 10, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

Cherokee NationThe Cherokee Nation has hired D.C. legal/lobbying firm, Venable to help the federally recognized tribe with Indian and Native American affairs issues on Capitol Hill.

BGR Recruits Cleveland Clinic's Farmer

Wed, Dec. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dan FarmerDan Farmer, who was senior director of government relations at the Cleveland Clinic, will be joining BGR Government Affairs next month.

Ex-Rep. Gordon Stars in TikTok's DC Push

Tue, Nov. 19, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bart GordonFormer Congressman Bart Gordon represents Beijing-headquartered ByteDance, parent company of Chinese social media darling TikTok, which is trying to fend off US sanctions.

Ex-Congressman Duffy Lands at BGR

Wed, Nov. 13, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sean DuffySean Duffy, former Wisconsin Republican Congressman, has joined BGR Government Affairs to lead its financial services practice.