Top Dewey & LeBoeuf lobbyist moves on

Charles Landgraf, part of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s managing team, is leaving the law firm.

Landgraf joined Arnold & Porter on Wednesday. The former Dewey partner, who is considered one of the top insurance lobbyists in Washington, will be a partner in the law firm’s Washington office.

Landgraf told The Hill that Arnold & Porter was “the perfect platform” for his practice.

“It’s the perfect platform for my practice. It’s a great Washington, D.C. firm that has great depth and breath in financial services and a legislative practice that’s well-regarded,” Landgraf told The Hill. 

Tom Milch, chairman of Arnold & Porter, told The Hill that he was looking forward to working with Landgraf.

“I have known Charley for a number of years. He’s a strong lawyer and a terrific colleague.  I look forward to practicing with him,” Milch said.

Milch noted that Landgraf would fit in well at the firm.

“We have a strong financial services practice at our firm. We are active on the cutting edge of how regulatory developments are affecting financial institutions, and those developments are increasingly critical to the insurance market as well,” Milch said. “Charley’s practice fits our practice very well.”

Landgraf leaves Dewey during a difficult time for Dewey. There have been several departures from the legal giant and revenue has been in decline.

Landgraf was part of Dewey’s office of the chairman, which is running the firm.

Other Dewey lobbyists have said they plan to leave the firm and set up shop elsewhere. Dewey lobbied for several blue-chip clients last quarter, including Aflac and Lloyd’s of London, according to lobbying disclosure records.

Arnold & Partner has an active lobbying practice in place. The firm earned close to $1.1 million in lobbying fees for 2012’s first quarter and lobbied for several clients, including the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, State Farm Insurance Companies and Toyota Financial Services, according to records.