- Number of Clients: 18
- Total Amount Clients Paid Firm: $5,250,000
- Average Amount Each Client Paid Firm: $291,667
- Number of Fortune 100 Clients: 1
- Notable Clients: Peabody Energy; Fleishman-Hillard; Lightsquared
The former conservative Republican Senator—known during his days as an Arkansas state legislator as “no tax Tim”—has taken the policy knowledge and connections earned during his service on the Armed Services, Aging, Health, and Veterans’ Affairs committees to bring in top dollars for Dickstein Shapiro, which he joined immediately upon leaving Congress in 2003. Working for clients on such issues as education, health, agriculture, and homeland security, he brought in $5.25 million in the first three quarters of 2011. His highest-paying client during that time was Lorillard Tobacco Co., which paid $2.2 million for Hutchinson and colleagues to monitor implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act and lobby on a measure that would impose a tax on “smokeless tobacco” products. He also monitored negotiations on the 2011 debt ceiling agreement and spending bills. Other top clients include two St. Louis, Missouri-based companies: Peabody Energy and Fleishman-Hillard. Hutchinson was among several former members of Congress hired by Lightsquared in 2011 to help weather a high-profile political storm related to an application for its new wireless network.
He has worked closely on many of these endeavors with former two-term Democratic representative Albert Wynn of Maryland, who had served on the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee. Hutchinson is the older brother of Asa Hutchinson, also a former congressman, former Venable lobbyist, and a former Under Secretary of Homeland Security during the Bush administration.