14th and G Podcast

Lobbying: New Firm Puts Spotlight on Tech Lobbying Presence

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 and the Internet Innovation Alliance, said despite being in town for less than a decade, such firms have been able to “hold their own against the large battalions” of older industries … “The biggest challenge to the sector is [that] a legacy of limited regulation has lulled fast-moving companies into the sense they can each have their own trade association and play partially,” Mehlman said. “They’re going to need to continue investing for the long term to sustain their success.”

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