Natl Restaurant Assn.Foodservice industry trade group the National Restaurant Association has tapped Denver-based, national law firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP for D.C. representation.

BHFS in February registered the NRA account, and is now charged with spearheading lobbying issues for the client related to the restaurant industry.

The largest foodservice trade association in the world, Washington, D.C–based NRA was founded in 1919 and represents and advocates foodservice industry-related interests for about a half-million restaurants.

BHFS policy director Brian Wild, former senior advisor to House Speaker John Boehner, who also previously served as deputy assistant for legislative affairs to Vice President Dick Cheney and chief of staff and legislative director for Congressman Pat Toomey (R-PA), is leading the account.