Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck is lobbying on behalf of Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co., which has been sanctioned by the Commerce Dept.
The firm's contract is with Kobre & Kim, law firm of the semiconductor company owned by the Chinese government.
The $65K monthly pact is for "policy-related engagement" and runs for a year, according to a draft of BHFS's engagement letter.
Marc Lampkin, co-chair of the BHFS government relations committee, supervises the work. He served as strategic adviser for former House Speaker John Boehner and worked on George W. Bush's presidential campaign.
In October, Commerce Dept. Secretary Wilbur Ross banned American companies from selling components to Jinhua.
He put Jinhua on Commerce's "entity list" because the Chinese company "poses a significant risk of becoming involved in activities that are contrary to the national security interests of the United States."