By The Hill Staff - 11/13/12 12:25 AM EST
• FINANCIAL SERVICES. Greenberg Traurig has been hired by Breckenridge Insurance to lobby on “housing — legislative and regulatory policies affecting housing and government-sponsored enterprises,” according to lobbying disclosure records. J. Daniel Walsh, former legislative director for then-Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-Md.), is lobbying for the company.
Tompkins Strategies has been hired by the Blackstone Group to lobby on “issues related to private equity, tax reform, carried interest and publicly traded partnerships. Issues related to business holdings. Issues related to regulations and implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Elena Tompkins, former senior legislative officer for the Labor Department during the George W. Bush administration, is lobbying for the investment firm.
• HEALTHCARE. Crossroads Strategies has been hired by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America Inc. to lobby on “issues related to the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Prescription Drug User Fee Act reauthorization, the pharmaceutical industry, diabetes care, obesity, mental health, Medicare Part D and Medicaid,” according to lobbying disclosure records. John Green, former deputy chief of staff to ex-Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.), and Stewart Hall, onetime legislative director for Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), are lobbying for the company.
• LABOR. Squire Sanders Public Advocacy has been hired by Cedar Fair, an amusement resort operator based in Sandusky, Ohio, to lobby on “OSHA Fall Protection Regulations,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Brian Woolfolk, former minority counsel to the House Judiciary Committee, is lobbying for the company.
• TECHNOLOGY. Patton Boggs has been hired by the Online Publishers Association to lobby on “issues related to online privacy generally,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Gregory Louer, once policy director for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), is lobbying for the trade group.