Patton Boggs is not only putting a tighter squeeze on clients to pay their bills on time, but is also suing to collect unpaid bills as the firm continues cost-cutting measures and entertains a potential merger.
Leading regulatory law attorneys and current and former members of Congress say congressional deadlock could shift authority to other actors on regulations.
Influence 50 members registered a slight increase in government-affairs lobbying revenue in 2012.
Lawyers for six lobbyists fighting what they call a "constitutionally problematic" Obama administration policy want a federal appeals court in Washington to revive their lawsuit. The challengers, represented by a team from Mayer Brown, argue in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that a judge got it wrong when she upheld the administration's ban on lobbyists serving on agency boards and committees.
Drinker Biddle lobbied for more than 50 organizations during the first three quarters of this year, pulling in $3.9 million, according to congressional records. More than half its clients are in the health care industry.
Following a year of federal scrutiny over its use of cellphone consumer data, a company that has its software in millions of mobile devices is enlisting the services of a Washington lobby shop.
It's hard to talk about lobbying in Washington without mentioning Patton Boggs. The firm, which celebrated its 50th anniversary this year, was one of the first D.C. law firms to fully incorporate a lobbying operation. We spoke with firm leaders Thomas Boggs Jr. and Edward Newberry about politics, lobbying and Washington influence.
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