Foley & Lardner reaps in $500K in lobbying fees for legislative work, another $500K for executive branch

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Foley and Lardner has a long tenure of lobbying Florida’s lawmakers — and while not the largest firm in town, manages to play a role in nearly every major issue in the process.

With 41 legislative lobbying clients and 42 for the executive branch, Foley’s nine lobbyists hit some of the big takes of 2013: casino interests, Dosal tobacco, Cisco, Florida Workers’ Compensation Joint Underwriters, Aetna, and Verizon.

In sum, Foley reported collecting as much as $499,999 in both executive and legislative lobbying fees. 

This is comparable to their reported compensation last quarter and last year — with few changes.  This year, Foley gained clients in Florida Alimony Reform and Family Law Reform, and now represents Resorts World Miami.

Foley lobbyist Mike Harrell and consultant Marnie George recently announced their departure to the prominent lobby firm of Pennington, PA.  

Each quarter, lobbyists who are registered to represent clients before Florida’s legislature or executive branch must submit reports detailing their client roster and compensation ranges.  This week, reports are due for the period spanning April 1 through June 30, 2013 and reflect the year-round work that these firms do in representing interests that span every industry sector.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.