Skip to comments.Al Jazeera Hires Lobbying Firm to Bolster Image on Capitol Hill
Posted on 02/13/2013 3:27:55 PM PST by haffast
Al Jazeera America has hired a lobbying firm to advocate for the broadcasting company on Capitol Hill, according to reports.
The media company Al Jazeera America Holdings, which recently bought Al Gores cable news station Current TV, has hired the DLA Piper law firm to conduct informational communications regarding client's cable television channel, Politico reported.
The global law firm, which has 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, has reportedly been educating lawmakers about the companys plans to be based in New York City and open bureaus across the country.
Were keeping everyone advised of the upcoming launch of the U.S.-based news channel, DLA Pipers John Merrigan, who is one of the individuals leading the account, told Politico.
Mark Paoletta, former chief counsel for oversight and investigations for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will also be among the top lobbyists leading the account, The Hill confirmed.
Al Jazeera America Holdings is the U.S. subsidiary of the Qatar-based news network.
(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...
"Mr. Merrigan also participates actively in a variety of capacities within the National Democratic Party. From 1996 until 2000, he served as chairman of the Democratic Business Council, the leading forum for business interests within the Democratic National Party. From 2002 through 2004 he served as Middle Atlantic Finance chairman in the Kerry for President Campaign."
Hmmmm.......Kerry is now Secretary of State......that may come in handy.
Mark R. Paoletta
"Prior to his work with the Energy and Commerce Committee, Mr. Paoletta served in the White House as Assistant Counsel to the President during the George H. W. Bush Administration. In that position, he played a key role in the successful confirmation effort of United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He also served in the Bush 41 White House as Deputy Associate Director for Presidential Personnel. After leaving the White House in 1993, Mr. Paoletta was a partner in private practice in Washington, DC before working on Capitol Hill. "
DLA Piper's Global Leadership:
Lee I. Miller
Global Co-Chairman - (Chicago)
Lee I. Miller is the Global Co-Chairman of DLA Piper and a member of DLA Piper's Executive Committee. For nearly 30 years, Mr. Miller has concentrated his practice in the area of commercial real estate law.
(Chicago real estate...is there a connection to Tony Rezko/Dear Leader??? - haffast)
"In 2008, Mr. Miller received the Arthur Goldberg Social Justice Award, recognizing his leadership in advocating on behalf of some of Chicago's most vulnerable populations. Also in 2008, B'nai B'rith honored him with the Commitment to Justice Award. In 2007, he was one of five alumni of Georgetown University Law Center honored with its Paul R. Dean Award. Mr. Miller has also received the Judge Learned Hand Human Relations Award, acknowledging his leadership in the legal profession and his personal dedication to philanthropic and civic endeavors. In 2006, he received the Judge Simon H. Rifkind Award, created in remembrance of Judge Rifkind's exemplary life, professional preeminence and record of public service and commitment."
Miller's Political Contributions
Global Co-Chairman - (United Kingdom)
Tony Angel is Joint Global Co-Chairman of DLA Piper and Senior Partner of the International LLP. Tony serves alongside Global Co-Chairman Francis B. Burch, Jr., and works closely with Joint Chief Executive Officers, Sir Nigel Knowles and Lee I. Miller. Tony is a member of both the Global and International Boards and Executive Committees.
(Because in Angel and Knowles, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2009 for services to law, DLA now boasts two of the most celebrated law firm leaders in the U.K. market.)
Francis B. Burch, Jr.,
Where there is a Jr., is there a daddy?:
Francis B. Burch - (Baltimore-Catholic) Democratic Atty Gen of Maryland (1966-1978)
"At DLA Piper, we promote a culture that is inclusive of all, where everyone has the opportunity to grow their career and where pathways to career progression are transparent. We believe that fostering equality, diversity and inclusion allows us to acquire the best talent, build the most effective teams for our clients and deliver the highest level of service. It is part of how we live our values and we work collaboratively to integrate these goals and concepts into every aspect of our business."
"Equality, diversity, and inclusion"......a New World Order.......it's what the
law money will allow.
"Liberté, égalité, fraternité"
Sad that our politicians have soled thier souls.
Why waste their money. They are already receiving the highest status with the Democrats.
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Leather or foam? :-)
Yes, we’re terrorists; and yes, we want too kill you and your wife and your kids and your parents and your family dog; and yes, we want to do it in the most cowardly and yet painful way possible - but, hey, we’re really nice guys, ya know?