Winners & Losers: Lobbying Firms that Added and Lost The Most Clients in 2012

Recently published Q1 2012 lobbying data gives us our first look at the firms winning and losing the client race.   Overall, 2012 has seen 1044 new firm-client contracts, as well as 921 firm-client relationships terminated.  Of that, five lobbying firms brought in nine or more clients while five firms lost 11 or more clients.  The Q1 2012 […]

China Paid Patton Boggs $307K in Late 2011

International tensions present problems and opportunities for U.S. lobbyists and lawyers. Patton Boggs has occupied the U.S.-China relations minefield since 2005, when the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China hired the firm to help strategize congressional relations. Filings with the Justice Department show that China paid Patton Boggs more than $307,000 in the last […]

Abramoff Still Biggest Thorn in Lobbying Industry’s Side

Six years after pleading guilty to defrauding clients and other crimes, Jack Abramoff continues to annoy and provoke Washington’s lobbying community like no other figure. Since his release from prison in December 2010, Abramoff has published a book, “Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist,” and was the subject of […]