Among the “prominent” clients of Hagan’s new firm — an establishment law firm known as Akin Gump — listed in the article: “AT&T, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, Phillip Morris International, Chevron, WageWorks, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Honeywell International, Moody’s Corporation, the U.S. India Security Council, TripAdvisor and Amazon, among many others.”
This is from the website Open Secrets:
“With a substantial client base in the growing technology and communications sector, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld has increased its lobbying revenues by an annual average of 14.3 percent since 1997. With 69 lobbyists registered, Akin Gump was able to pull in over $13 million in lobbying revenue in 1999. Nearly a quarter of Akin Gump’s lobbying income comes from its top five clients, while communications and electronics firms account for 22 percent of Akin Gump’s lobbying revenue. Surprisingly, Akin Gump received no money for defense lobbying in 1999 and just $80,000 from agribusiness interests.”
Pretty notably absent from the list: civil rights, human rights, economic justice and good government watchdog organizations. Just sayin’.