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Starbucks Orders CSR Refill

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Lori Otto PunkeStarbucks hires LOP Strategies, which is headed by its former government affairs director, as federal lobbyist for a raft of corporate social responsibility issues. (1 reader comment)

Waxman Tackles Opioid Addiction

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Henry WaxmanHenry Waxman, who was a powerful Los Angeles Congressman, is working Washington for a Pennsylvania drug company that is positioning itself as the leader in opioid addiction treatment.

Tech Tops Lobbying Sector for Influence

Wed, Sep. 12, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

LobbyingFor the first time, lobbying groups representing the U.S. tech sector were seen as the best positioned to drive members’ agendas on Capitol Hill, according to a recent annual research study of Washington policy leaders.

Child Protection Group Calls in Lobbying Support

Wed, Sep. 5, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Child Rescue CoalitionChild Rescue Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse, has inked a pact with Eris Group to advocate on law enforcement matters in Washington.

Sen. Warren Wants to Ban Americans From Foreign Lobbying

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Elizabeth WarrenSen. Elizabeth Warren has introduced the “Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act,” which is designed to strengthen lobbying disclosure regulations and ban Americans from lobbying for foreign governments.

T-Mobile Taps Hogan Lovells

Mon, Aug. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

T-Mobile SprintT-Mobile has retained Hogan Lovells to lobby on Capitol Hill in support of the wireless giant’s proposed $26.5 billion merger with Sprint.

Moore Rolls to Tire Trade Group

Fri, Aug. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Sean MooreSean Moore has joined the US Tire Manufacturers Assn. as director of government affairs in charge of federal affairs and state advocacy efforts.

Hyperloop One Hires Lobbying Support

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Virgin HyperloopVirgin Hyperloop One, the high-speed transit venture co-owned by Richard Branson, has retained Atlas Crossing for representation before Congress on transportation issues.

Pinterest Picks BHFS

Mon, Aug. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PinterestPinterest has retained lobbying powerhouse Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP to advocate in Washington on copyright issues.

Insurance Association Appoints InSight

Tue, Aug. 7, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NIAGGThe Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group has hired InSight Public Affairs for help with insurance-related matters on Capitol Hill.

Butterfield Evans Pitches Japanese Whaling

Fri, Aug. 3, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

WhalingButterfield Evans and Assocs. is representing the Tokyo-based Institute of Cetacean Research before the Trump administration and Congress as Japan pushes for reintroduction of commercial whaling. (1 reader comment)

Sinclair Signs S-3 For Tribune Merger Work

Thu, Aug. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

SinclairSinclair Broadcast Group has retained Republican-connected S-3 Group to work Capitol Hill in a bid to get its proposed $3.9B acquisition of Tribune Media back on track. (1 reader comment)

CoC's PR Chief Collamore to Launch Firm

Tue, Jul. 31, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Tom CollamoreTom Collamore, executive VP and counselor to US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue, is leaving his post to launch a strategic communications shop.

Manafort Earned $60M in Ukraine

Mon, Jul. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortPaul Manafort earned more than $60M for his political consulting work for Ukraine and failed to report a big chunk of that windfall in his tax returns, according to a filing in federal court today made by special counsel Robert Mueller. (1 reader comment)

C&B Pitches for Pro-Israel Think Tank

Tue, Jul. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

JINSAThe Jewish Institute for National Security of America has retained Covington & Burling to advocate U.S./Israel defense and foreign relations matters on Capitol Hill.

BGR Hops on Anheuser-Busch’s DC Team

Thu, Jul. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Anheuser BuschBGR Government Affairs has hopped on Anheuser-Busch Cos.’ Washington lobbying team, providing strategic guidance and counsel on issues impacting the St. Louis-based brewer. (1 reader comment)

USTA Appoints BHFS to Boost Brand USA

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

US Travel AssociationThe U.S. Travel Association has inked a pact with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck to lobbying on Capitol Hill on issues related to Brand USA, the campaign that promotes overseas tourism to the U.S.

Glover Park Reps Leader in Lab Meats

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Memphis MeatsGlover Park Group represents Memphis Meats, which aims to market its "clean meats" made from animal cells in a lab by 2021. Company counts world's first clean meatball among accomplishments. (1 reader comment)

Ogilvy Lobbies for 'Re-Established' Wells Fargo

Fri, Jun. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dee BuchananOgilvy has signed on as DC representative for Wells Fargo & Co., which is seeking to rebound from its cross-selling scandal in which new accounts were secretly opened for customers. (2 reader comments)

Manafort Sent to Jail

Fri, Jun. 15, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Paul ManafortA federal judge today revoked bail for Paul Manafort and ordered Donald Trump's former campaign manager to jail to await his trial for violating federal lobbying laws. (8 reader comments)

Altria Taps Mercury For Tobacco Regulation Work

Mon, Jun. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Philip MorrisAltria, parent of Philip Morris USA, has hired Omnicom’s Mercury as its Washington lobbyist on tobacco product regulations. Former federal liaison for the National Rifle Assn. works the business.

BCW's Prime Policy Group Reps Islamic Relief

Tue, May 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Islamic ReliefPrime Policy Group, the lobbying wing of WPP's BCW Group, is repping Islamic Relief USA of Alexandria (VA) in its mission to provide relief and development aid to those in need in more than 40 countries, regardless of religion, gender or race.