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October 21, 2014

Foreign Clients Sometimes Pay Top Dollar for Lobbying

Location, location, location. If you aren’t close to the legislative action in Washington, D.C. — or even in the country — you might pay top dollar for a lobbying firm to do the work for you. In the first quarter, Talco Management Ltd. paid $300,000; Lloyds of London paid $240,000; the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan paid $210,000; the Republic in India paid $180,000; and CMA CGM and China Merchants Holdings paid $130,000, among others.

Here are the top-paying clients who paid $100,000 or more for lobbying during the first quarter. Additional clients appeared in an earlier post.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld: Empresas Fonalledas Inc. $230,000; Moody’s Corporation $180,000; PG&E Corporation $120,000; Mortgage Insurance Companies of America $110,000.
Allegiance Strategies LLC: Policy and Taxation Group $100,000.
Alston & Bird LLP: Experian Inc. $170,000; Airport Shoppes Corporation $140,000; Celgene Corporation $120,000.
APCO Worldwide: Husch Blackwell LLP $110,000.
Arnold & Porter LLP: Lloyds of London $240,000.
Barbour Griffith & Rogers LLC d/b/a BGR Holding: Republic of India $180,000.
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP: Coalition to Reform the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 $170,000; National Cable & Telecommunications Association $120,000; Cadiz Inc. $110,000.
Carmen Group Inc.: Metro Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago $110,000.
Capitol Counsel LLC: Cardinal Health Inc. $100,000.
Covington & Burling LLP: CMA CGM and China Merchants Holding International $130,000; National Football League $120,000; OCP S.A. (formerly Office of Cherifien de Phosphates) $120,000.
Duberstein Group Inc.: Pepsico Inc. $100,000.
Fabiani & Company: Talco Management Inc. $300,000.
FaegreBD Consulting: Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance $110,000.
Hogan & Lovells US LP: Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings $120,000; TPG $120,000.
JB Advocacy LLC: Huron Consulting Services LLC d/b/a Stockamp $250,000.
K&L Gates LLP: Boeing Employees’ Credit Union $210,000; U S Maritime Coalition $190,000.
Locke Lord Strategies LP: Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan $210,000.
LPI Consulting Inc. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP $120,000.
mCapitol Management: MWH (formerly Montgomery Watson Harza) $200,000.
MGuireWoods Consulting: Dandong Port Company $120,000.
Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc.: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. $110,000.
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough: Nexen Inc. $130,000; Province of Saskatchewan $100,000.
Peck Madigan Jones: Deutsche Bank Securities $150,000; US Chamber of Commerce $140,000.
Podesta Group Inc.: Wells Fargo $150,000; Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care $120,000; European Centre for a Modern Ukraine $120,000; American Chemistry Council $110,000; Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries $110,000; BAE Systems $110,000; Wal-Mart $110,000; Monster Energy Company $110,000, Oracle Corporation $100,000; Professional Services Council $100,000.
Pricewaterhousecoopers: Business Roundtable $120,000.
Quinn Gillespie & Associates: H-E-B $120,000; International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists $110,000.
Sandler Travis & Rosenberg P.A.: All India Rice Exports Association $100,000.
Tiber Creek Associates of Capitol Hill Inc.: Capital Funding Group Inc. $100,000.
Timothy R. Rupli & Associates Inc.: Community Financial Services Association $250,000; Independent Community Bankers  $160,000.
Wiley Rein LLP: Oleksandar Tymoshenko $190,000.
Williams & Jensen PLLC: Owens-Illinois Inc. $130,000.

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