On the Obama Corridor, sources point to an in-crowd with particularly tight ties to the Obama folks. Among them is Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti Rosen Bingel & Thomas Inc. – ironically a Bush administration alumnus who is executive director
“By surrounding yourself with people like Julius, you clearly seek advisers who are bullish on using technology to solve national problems,” said Bruce Mehlman, founding partner of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. Mehlman, a former assistant secretary for technology policy at the
“As Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel (Ill.) prepares to become President-elect Obama’s chief of staff, he won’t just be taking his Rolodex of Capitol hill contacts. He will also have number of K Street allies who expect to have a
“A technology policy agenda that doesn’t include high-skilled immigration is incomplete,” said Bruce Mehlman, a former Bush administration Commerce Department official on technology issues.”
Reason to Watch: Brown was the first in-house lobbyist for Google before she joined Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. She brings Republican ties and tech savvy to the firm.
“We’re now in a period where at least everyone is a little bit at risk,” said Dean Rosen, a lobbyist who was health aide for former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. Rosen, now a partner at the lobby shop
“As part of the team responsible for shepherding President Bush’s Supreme Court nominees through the confirmation process, Jamie Brown had to know where senators stood on weighty constitutional issues like privacy rights and habeas corpus. Brown was key element of
In such case, lobbyist Dean Rosen, who runs the health care practice at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, said he found a receptive audience. His client, Medicare Cost Contractor Alliance, felt the data the CBO used to score a program was outdated.
David Castagnetti is a partner in bipartisan firm, Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti and has expertise in telecommunication, energy, trade, and other issues from his days as an aide in the House to Norman Y. Mineta of California and Edward J. Markey
Grown-Ups. The group Majority Under 40, started by several under-age-40 Democratic lobbyists earlier this year as a way to get to know their party’s freshman class, is turning 21 – sort of. David Thomas, a founder of the network and
Lobby Shops: Republican lobbysit Jamie Brown is leaving Google to join Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti. Brown, 37, was the No. 2 hire at Google’s Washington office just over a year ago. She found the company its spiffy new digs at 1101
Earlier this year, for example, the tech-heavy immigration coalition Compete America, which had been housed at NAM, moved its base to operations to the lobbying firm Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti.
Workers Needed: With the immigration debate heating up again, tech industry honchos are hoping they can finally convince lawmakers to lift the cap on visas for the high-skilled workers they say their companies desperately need… As the lobbying push gets
Opportunity burns and other tech lobbyists point to the improvements made by tech companies in recent years. Bruce Mehlman, former assistant secretary for tech policy at the Commerce Department and founder of Mehlman, Vogel, Castagnetti, whose clients include IBM, Intel
“We don’t hire based on perceived prevailing political winds,” said Mehlman, adding, “We want to be bipartisan, but there is no quota. Our Republicans are doing everything we can to maintain Republican control. Our Democrats are doing everything they can
“Dean Rosen, head of the health care practice at lobby shop Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, is now a partner at the firm … Rosen 41, arrived at MVC barely a year ago. But he’s already attracted high-profile health care clients, including
“UP AND AWAY. David Thomas is now a principal at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, signing with the growing lobbying firm after stepping down as chief of staff for Re. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif.”
“Dean Rosen, a former health care aide to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and now head of the health care practice at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, said it would be a mistake to “overreact and do something that moves away
“CHIEF DEPARTURE. Kelly Bingel, chief of staff for Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., is joining the upstart lobbying firm of Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti … “Sen. Lincoln has been my mentor,” said Bingel, who holds a law degree from Georgetown and a
“The top liaison to Capitol Hill during the presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has signed on as a partner with an up-and-coming lobbying firm run by a pair of GOP strategist who have deep connections to the White