Legal Times

Lobbying & Politics

Edging Akin Gump, Patton Boggs Claims Top Slot

By Andrew Ramonas |

Influence 50 members registered a slight increase in government-affairs lobbying revenue in 2012.

Lobbyists Press Legal Fight

By Andrew Ramonas |

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.

The Daily Grind

By Andrew Ramonas |

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.

Mobile software company scrutinized by FTC hires lobbyists on privacy bills

By Andrew Ramonas |

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.

Patton Boggs at 50

By Matthew Huisman |

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.