The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has taken the rare step of hiring a Washington, D.C., lobbyist -- to help it through a bureaucratic quagmire in Italy. For 20 years, the Mormon church has been fighting for legal status in Italy that will make it easier for members to marry and receive tax benefits. Now, with its application stalled, the church has hired A. Elizabeth Jones, a former high-level State Department employee and ambassador who is now an executive vice president at APCO Worldwide.
For Italian Job, Mormons Ask a D.C. Insider for Help
The National Law Journal
October 6, 2009