Cassidy & Assoc
Cassidy & Associates is a government-relations firm based in Washington, D.C., known for pioneering the use of congressional earmarks as a method of obtaining grants for university clients. It was founded in 1975 as Schlossberg-Cassidy Associates by Gerald Cassidy and Kenneth Schlossberg, both former aides to Sen. George McGovern. Cassidy today remains CEO of the firm, both of which were profiled in a 2007 series in the Washington Post. Other principal officers include vice chairmen Marty Russo and Gregg Hartley. The European branch spun off to form EU lobbying law firm Alber & Geiger beginning in 2007, named for former Cassidy CEO Andreas Geiger and the former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Siegbert Alber. In 2010 Cassidy's Moscow CEO left the company as well.
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q3 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
Top PAC Recipients
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying Carried Out by Cassidy & Assoc
Names of Lobbyists
Client Amount Boston University $1,940,000 MGM Mirage $1,040,000 UMass Memorial Health Care $920,000 UMass Memorial Health Care $920,000 Ocean Spray Cranberries $800,000 Intel Corp $650,000 Doe Run Co $640,000 Tiffany & Co $640,000 UPMC Health System $640,000 LS Power Development $560,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Health Issues,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Natural Resources,
- Homeland Security,
- Real Estate & Land Use
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.1540 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 S.1253 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 H.R.5856 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 H.R.4310 Military Construction Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 S.2467 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 S.3800 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2011 H.R.3671 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.5136 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 S.3454 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011
Recent Lobbying Contracts
Date Client Summary Nov. 19, 2013 Valley Electric Association Inc. Expanding market opportunities in California. Siting and public land issues. Labor relationships. View registration Oct. 10, 2013 The Shaw Group Inc., a CB&I Company Funding for Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) program View registration Sept. 25, 2013 Wilcox Industries Department of Defense FY 14/15 Defense Authorization and Appropriations bills ( House and Senate) View registration
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