Quarter Snapshot: Change Coming to Yahoo?

Speculation around a possible sale of Yahoo has been rampant in recent weeks.  Additionally, ABC News and Yahoo recently announced that they are teaming up and launching a strategic online news alliance.  Here is a quick look at Yahoo’s recent lobbying activity.

Yahoo Lobbying 2011 Q3

  • Spent $620,000 on its lobbying activity
  • Hired 4 outside lobbying firms and paid them $160,000 for their work

Legislation Lobbied

    • 112 H.R.1249: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
    • 112 H.R.1465: Assuring You Uniform Dietary Assistance (AYUDA) Act of 2011
    • 112 H.R.1528: Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011
    • 112 H.R.1707: Data Accountability and Trust Act
    • 112 H.R.1841: Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA) of 2011
    • 112 H.R.1895: Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011
    • 112 H.R.2577: SAFE Data Act
    • 112 H.R.611: BEST PRACTICES Act
    • 112 H.R.654: Do Not Track Me Online Act
    • 112 S.1151: Personal Data Privacy and Security Act of 2011
    • 112 S.1207: Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2011
    • 112 S.1212: Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act
    • 112 S.1223: Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011
    • 112 S.1408: Data Breach Notification Act of 2011
    • 112 S.1535: Personal Data Protection and Breach Accountability Act of 2011
    • 112 S.23: America Invents Act
    • 112 S.799: Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011
    • 112 S.913: Do-Not-Track Online Act of 2011
    • 112 S.968: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011

Yahoo’s Revolving Door Lobbyists (in-house)

Leslie Dunlap

    • Registered Lobbyist – Yahoo! Inc (2004 – Present)
    • Legislative Director – Rick White (1996 – 1998) (3 years)
    • Legislative Assistant (Telecommunications, Finance, Social Security, Banking, Securities, Earnings Test, Title IX) – J. Denis Hastert (1995 – 1995)
    • Legislative Assistant – J. Denis Hastert (1993 – 1994)

Margaret Stewart Nagle

    • Registered Lobbyist – Yahoo! Inc – (2009 – Present)
    • Assistant to the Vice President for Legislative Affairs – Legislative Affairs – (2007 – 2008)
    • Senior Analyst for Natural Resources-Energy-Agriculture – Committee on Budget (2003 – 2003)
    • Republican (Minority) Jr. Analyst for Natural Resources-Energy – Committee on Budget (2002 – 2002)
    • Minority (Republican) Jr. Analyst for Natural Resources-Energy – Committee on Budget (2001 – 2001)
    • Jr. Analyst for Natural Resources – Committee on Budget (2000 – 2000)

David Hantman

    • Registered Lobbyist – Yahoo! Inc (2007 – Present)
    • Chief of Staff – Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) (2005 – 2006)
    • Chief Counsel, Judiciary Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (2001 – 2004)
    • Minority (Democratic) Staff Director and Chief Counsel- Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security (2003 – 2004)
    • Staff Director and Chief Counsel – Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information (2002 – 2002)
    • Chief Counsel – Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (2000 – 2000)
    • Counsel – Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (1999 – 1999)
    • Minority Counsel – Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information (1999 – 1999)

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