Small K Street Shops See Business Boom

By Megan Wilson, The Hill

 

Crossroads Strategies posted $1.34 million in earnings during the second quarter of 2014, a 33 percent increase over the same period last year.”

 

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The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, or Hunting for Cover on Guns

By Lalita Clozel, Open Secrets

 

“The current bill, which is sponsored by 45 Senators on both sides of the aisle, has received the heavy artillery treatment from influential gun rights groups. Out of the 52 lobbyists who listed the almost identical S.1996 bill of the same name on their disclosure reports in the first quarter of 2014, close to half represented the NRA or the militant hunters’ rights group Safari Club International; the two organizations used both in-house lobbyists and the firm Crossroads Strategies. Lobbying information on the current bill, which was introduced in May, isn’t yet available.”

 

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Politico Influence

By Tarini Parti and Anna Palmer, POLITICO

 

“VAN PELT TO NOVARTIS: Veteran Merck lobbyist Jason Van Pelt is leaving the pharmaceutical company after 11 years to join Novartis as executive director. Van Pelt, a former staffer to Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), most recently served as executive director and counsel at Merck. His Merck colleagues and fellow downtowners feted his move Wednesday night at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. Spotted: Merck’s Eli Joseph, Erin Darling, Katie Oppenheim and Victoria Adams. Also in the mix: Victoria Blatter of Amgen, Dan Casserly of Novartis, Andrew Kaplan of AbbVie, Brent DelMonte of BIO, Jennifer Romans of PhRMA, Anne Esposito of Ikaria, Matt Schumaker of Celgene, Mat Lapinski of Crossroads Strategies and Jon Groteboer of Harvard.”

 

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Wall Street Braces for Gavel Hand-off

By Megan R. Wilson

 

“Alumnae of Shelby’s office include former legislative staffer W. Ryan Welch, who is a vice president and partner at Forbes-Tate; G. Stewart Hall, a chairman at Crossroads Strategies, and Abby McCloskey, the program director of economic policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank.”

 

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Politico Influence

By Tarini Parti, POLITICO

 

“FIRST IN PI … JAKE PERRY, CROSSROADS TO MERGE: Crossroads Strategies announced Wednesday that lobbyist Jake Perry would be merging his firm Jake Perry + Partners with Crossroads in June. Perry is a prominent Democratic strategist with more than a decade of Washington experience and deep ties to Senate Democrats. He’s a former top adviser and fundraiser to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and he later helped co-found the Democratic super PAC Senate Majority PAC. Perry left Reid’s orbit in early 2013 to hang a shingle with Jake Perry + Partners. As of the first quarter of 2014, he has five clients and about $140,000 in billings in that quarter. “Jake brings strategic vision with a proven ability as a top advocator within the Senate Democratic Caucus as well as tested experience as a political operative,” Crossroads Strategies co-founder Stewart Hall said in a statement. Crossroads Strategies has no connection to the fundraising network founded by Karl Rove.”

 

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AT&T’s Lobby Force Seeks Redemption

By Kate Tummarello and Megan R Wilson, The Hill

 

 

“AT&T has former Rep. Vic Fazio (D-Calif.) at Akin Gump on its side, in addition to the powerhouse advocates former Sens. John Breaux (D-La.) and Trent Lott (R-Miss.) at Breaux Lott Leadership Group, which is part of Patton Boggs. Other firms serving the telecom giant are Prime Policy Group, Mayer Brown and Crossroads Strategies.”

 

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Top Lobbying Firms Recorded Banner Year in 2010

By Amanda Becker, The Washington Post

 

“Of course fluctuations in head counts can go both ways. At the beginning of the year, a half-dozen lobbyists left Oglivy to form the government affairs group Thorn Run Partners and the lobbying firm Crossroads Strategies, which affected the firm’s bottom line. Ogilvy brought in about $4 million less from federal lobbying work in 2010 than it did in 2009, reflecting its diminished workforce. In recent weeks Ogilvy bolstered its staff by bringing in several health care specialists in anticipation of challenges to the health care law. A spokesman said there would be more hires in 2011 as the firm repositions.”

 

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