By The Hill Staff - 03/15/10 11:29 PM EDT
• ARTS. William Blair is lobbying for the Butler Institute of American Art, based in Youngstown, Ohio. The art institute is seeking federal money.
• FINANCE. Nappi and Hoppe is lobbying for the Loan Syndication and Trading Association, according to federal lobbying records. Douglas Nappi, a former chief counsel to the Senate Banking Committee; Rodney Hoppe, former spokesman for the House Energy and Commerce Committee; and Katie Prible, a former legislative assistant to Rep. Shelly Berkley (D-Nev.), are lobbying for the trade association for the loan syndication industry.
• HEALTHCARE. The Alpine Group is lobbying for Academy Advisers, a healthcare company. James Hawkins, a former health policy adviser on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is lobbying for the company, according to federal records.
• REAL ESTATE. Alston & Bird is lobbying for the Peterson Companies, a real estate development company based in Fairfax, Va. Robert Jones, a former counsel to Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), and Jeff Sural, a former deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, are lobbying for the company.
• TEXTILES. Ryberg and Smith is lobbying for the Lesotho Textile Exporters Association on U.S. trade preference programs, lobbying records show.
• TOURISM. Bryan Cave is lobbying for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment Corp. David Russell, former counsel to the Senate Science, Commerce and Transportation Committee, is lobbying on tourism and “marine mammal issues,” according to federal lobbying records. A trainer was killed last month by a killer whale at SeaWorld’s Shamu Stadium in Orlando, Fla.