Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a long article
, "Connections Count
at Law Firm," on the Washington/Atlanta-based law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge
This firm was known to me primarily as the firm behind the Pay to Pay Law Blog
good, although too infrequent blog that looks at government ethics
and campaign finance from the compliance side, that is, from the point
of view of the companies that have to comply with the rules.
McKenna Long is also, according to the article, the tenth-largest
lobbying firm in the country, it represents numerous government
officials in ethics and election law matters, and it has many former
and even current officials on staff, some of whom aren't even lawyers.
The most interesting of its "senior strategic advisors" is David Skaggs
former congressman from Colorado and, more important, chairman of the
board of the Office of
, the surprisingly aggressive new part of the
House ethics process. Other senior strategic advisors include Howard
Dean and Zell Miller.